Definition of timberland in English:



mass nounalso timberlands
North American
  • Land covered with forest suitable or managed for timber.

    ‘thousands of acres of timberland’
    • ‘Past methods of harvesting, particularly high-grading, in which only the valuable trees are removed, have left poor-quality timberlands across much of the country.’
    • ‘How did such an imperiled reptile thrive on a parcel long managed as commercial timberland?’
    • ‘As private timberlands reached their maximum output, timber companies turned to the national forests to supply the market demand.’
    • ‘Before settling down on our new homestead, we are spending the winter in the timberlands of northern Maine.’
    • ‘Participants manage more than 90 percent of private timberland in the United States.’
    • ‘But I own a home and several rental properties in Houston and some timberland in Polk County.’
    • ‘Those bonds are backed by the value of the company's timberland.’
    • ‘They do everything from logging the trees on their extensive timberland to lining the caskets with white muslin.’
    • ‘There's lots of national forest and private timberland around and no large communities close by.’
    • ‘Grazing farms and timberlands amounted to almost eight thousand more acres.’
    • ‘Approximately 90 percent of the United States' industrial timberlands are SFI certified.’
    • ‘As of June 2001, it had sold nearly $2 billion worth of businesses and $500 million in timberland.’
    • ‘However, few studies have dealt with changes in timberland by ownership and forest type.’
    • ‘Some are urging government agencies to acquire timberlands and manage them to maintain working forests.’
    • ‘Much of the land in the still-wild northern half of Maine is timberland owned by paper companies, but it has come under increasing development pressure.’
    • ‘The boreal forest is a 600-mile-wide band of timberland stretching from approximately 300 miles north of the U.S. border to the treeline in the Arctic, and spanning the breadth of the country.’
    • ‘In 1933, in the nadir of the Great Depression, a young forester named Robert Marshall proposed a bold new socialist paradigm for managing the nation's timberlands.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, commercial and residential developers, and managers of timberlands, were removing the bluebird's existing nest sites.’
    • ‘He has closed 32 paper and wood mills, cut 3,050 jobs, and sold off 4% of the company's timberland.’
    • ‘More than 15 million acres of timberland in 30 states contain black walnut.’