Definition of forestry in English:

forestry

noun

mass noun
  • 1The science or practice of planting, managing, and caring for forests.

    • ‘He was educated privately in the classics and went on to study medicine and forestry.’
    • ‘Irrigation, the norm in the production of most crops, is never used in forestry.’
    • ‘Support measures for forestry extend from planting to downstream processing.’
    • ‘We need to recruit, and fresh perspectives and talents from outside traditional forestry can only help.’
    • ‘There he earned a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Biology, and a minor in forestry.’
    • ‘As he points out, good forestry is part of the solution to nonpoint source pollution.’
    • ‘Maintaining balance is never as easy as it looks, particularly in forestry.’
    • ‘It almost requires a background in botany, forestry, or ecology to follow some of the passages.’
    • ‘While he is working to prolong the current supply, he knows the future of the company lies in intensive forestry.’
    • ‘German scientific forestry was couched in a rhetoric of development and modernization.’
    • ‘He is the author of numerous books and articles on forestry and historical geography.’
    • ‘We here in British Columbia know that forestry is the lifeblood of our province's economy.’
    • ‘Among these are many that have changed the face of Canadian forestry.’
    • ‘The project would also tell the world that forestry in Canada was embracing environmentally sound practices.’
    • ‘Perhaps national forestry could set the example for the private sector in Europe and its colonies.’
    • ‘Having a mechanic in the family is an advantage, but forestry is definitely in the blood of the Hodgson family.’
    • ‘With this move from conflict to collaboration have come shifts in the language of forestry itself.’
    • ‘The most common method of harvesting in forestry is clearcutting, in which entire stands of trees are cut down at the same time.’
    • ‘The debate over this separation spurred the introduction of forestry in Sweden.’
    • ‘Cattle grazing, forestry and mining are three of the major activities here.’
    forest management, forest planting, forest cultivation, tree growing, forestation, afforestation, agroforestry
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    1. 1.1 Country covered by forests.
      • ‘Starting at noon, the walkers took to the nine-mile trek through the local snow covered forestry.’
      • ‘Beyond that, I also said that assets such as forestry and fish are now being steered and managed by Maori governance.’
      • ‘From the forest came the aura of flames, the roar of forestry engulfed in fire and the crackle of burning leaves.’
      • ‘It has already contributed carbon credits through increased forestry and reduced livestock numbers.’
      • ‘The mystery fire was sparked close to O'Keeffe's shop and it quickly spread to hundreds of acres of forestry in the area.’

Pronunciation

forestry

/ˈfɒrɪstri/