Definition of afforestation in English:

afforestation

noun

  • See afforest

    • ‘Environmental monitoring in the catchment assesses fresh water impacts on the survival of juveniles including issues such as afforestation, overgrazing and climate change.’
    • ‘The province's forest coverage rate is currently 19 per cent and there are 2 million hectares of land left for afforestation.’
    • ‘Protecting forests and afforestation will be a permanent solution.’
    • ‘They may sequester carbon through ecosystem restoration, reforestation, agro-forestry, and afforestation; or they may develop substitutes for fossil fuels such as bioenergy projects.’
    • ‘He argued that afforestation and expansion of forests might therefore even increase climate warming.’

Pronunciation:

afforestation

/əfɒrɪˈsteɪʃ(ə)n/