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  • adj. Not of or pertaining to forest.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ forest

Examples

  • The authors conclude: “There is a real likelihood of Yellowstone’s forests being converted to nonforest vegetation during the mid-21st century because reduced fire intervals would likely preclude postfire tree regeneration.”

    David Kroodsma: This Week in Climate Science: Yellowstone Wildfires, Sea Levels and Shorebirds, and Fracking Accounting

  • In 2007 the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests asked the company to stop its operations on the grounds that the mining was being done on forest land and not "nonforest land" as certified by the state administration.

    Lafarge In India

  • So how did nonforest land suddenly become a forest when officers from the center checked?

    Lafarge In India

  • Here again, owners keep their land but agree to forgo nonforest development and to harvest trees sustainably.

    Capitalism 3.0~ Chapter 6

  • Illegal cutting of timber, firewood, and nonforest timber products is equally common.

    Irrawaddy moist deciduous forests

  • The authors conclude: "There is a real likelihood of Yellowstone's forests being converted to nonforest vegetation during the mid-21st century because reduced fire intervals would likely preclude postfire tree regeneration."

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • We do not consider nonforest sources of wood biomass (e.g., tree care and landscaping, mill residues, construction debris), which are potentially available in significant quantities but which have very different greenhouse gas implications.

    NYT > Home Page

  • A larger percentage of forestland being converted to nonforest uses.

    All Today's News - Sightline Daily

  • Science, Haffer theorized that during several dry climatic periods of the Pleistocene and post-Pleistocene, the Amazonian forest was divided into a number of smaller forests which were isolated from each other by tracts of open, nonforest vegetation.

    American Scientist Online

  • The New England-Acadian forests form a mosaic of forest types and nonforest habitats covering the Eastern Townships and Beauce regions of Quebec, approximately 50 percent of New Brunswick, most of Nova Scotia, northwestern Massachusetts and extreme northwestern Connecticut, and all but the southwestern corner of Maine, the Champlain Valley of Vermont and the coastal plain of New Hampshire.

    New England-Acadian forests

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