Definition of afforestation in US English:

afforestation

noun

  • See afforest

    • ‘The area afforested would be close to 2,000 acres.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The vast bulk of afforested areas are marginal for agriculture and the population in these areas had been in decline since Famine times.’
    • ‘Like their attempts to afforest treeless subalpine meadows, they planted forage species that had never grown in these mountains.’
    • ‘There is serious erosion in afforested areas also.’
    • ‘The province's forest coverage rate is currently 19 per cent and there are 2 million hectares of land left for afforestation.’
    • ‘He argued that afforestation and expansion of forests might therefore even increase climate warming.’
    • ‘Environmental monitoring in the catchment assesses fresh water impacts on the survival of juveniles including issues such as afforestation, overgrazing and climate change.’
    • ‘The afforested area can be increased by around 300 000 ha.’

Pronunciation

afforestation

/əfɔrəˈsteɪʃ(ə)n//əfôrəˈstāSH(ə)n/