Definition of forestry in English:



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

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