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1Convert (land) into forest, especially for commercial exploitation.‘a grant paid to farmers who afforest agricultural land’
- ‘They may sequester carbon through ecosystem restoration, reforestation, agro-forestry, and afforestation; or they may develop substitutes for fossil fuels such as bioenergy projects.’
- ‘The idea is to finance programmes making it possible to afforest non-arable farmland, improve the quality of forests, invest in construction of forest roads, and develop forestry farms.’
- ‘Environmental monitoring in the catchment assesses fresh water impacts on the survival of juveniles including issues such as afforestation, overgrazing and climate change.’
- ‘These increases apply to those who afforested their lands between 1993 and 1999 and who did not qualify for the significant increases announced last year.’
- ‘Production of milk and grain will eventually move to a smaller number of larger producers and the likelihood is that the remainder of the land will be farmed extensively or afforested.’
- ‘He argued that afforestation and expansion of forests might therefore even increase climate warming.’
- ‘Protecting forests and afforestation will be a permanent solution.’
- ‘The provision can be applied to farmers who have afforested some of their land since the beginning of the reference period and those who have disposed of land to a public authority for non agricultural use.’
- ‘The province's forest coverage rate is currently 19 per cent and there are 2 million hectares of land left for afforestation.’
- ‘When farmland is afforested or peatlands drained, the owner gets a certain tax relief.’
- 1.1British historical Bring (woodland) under the jurisdiction of forest law for the purpose of hunting.‘a great part of the county had been afforested by Henry I’
- ‘Henry disafforested land that King John and Henry II had afforested. The Charter of the Forest in 1217 relaxed Forest Laws - there was no more death and mutilation for Forest offences.’
- ‘Within afforested areas, Forest Law applied in parallel to Common Law.’
- ‘In the 12th century King John afforested the whole of the county of Devon and such was the population's resentment that after a petition it was agreed, in return for a huge sum of money, to disafforest the county "up to the boundary of Dartmoor and Exmoor."’
- ‘The 'afforested' areas were much more than just royal hunting grounds, however.’
- ‘The kings, in the exercise of their right to establish hunting preserves, afforested not only the royal and the lordless woodlands but also the woods, and the lands lying between them.’
Early 16th century: from medieval Latin afforestare, from ad- ‘to’ (expressing change) + foresta ‘forest’.
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