from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science treating of the life of trees in the forest.
- n. Habit or behavior of a forest tree.
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The side benefit would be those other disciplines that would be affected – ecology, ecosystem, biological science, environmental management, forestry, silvics, bioclimatology books would all have to be re-written too.
The silvics of the species in question should be studied to determine its suitability for direct seeding.