meaning of afforestation

afforestation meaning in General Dictionary

The act of converting into forest or woodland

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  • the transformation of bare or cultivated land into woodland (originally for the purpose of looking)
  • The act of converting into forest or woodland.

afforestation meaning in Law Dictionary

The act of growing a forest on a land that had no woods about it prior to.


afforestation meaning in Business Dictionary

Defined by Kyoto Protocol's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as "Planting of brand new forests on land which historically has not been covered by forest."


afforestation meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The act of converting into woodland or woodland.


Sentence Examples with the word afforestation

The tract derives its name from the extensive afforestation carried through in this region by William the Conqueror in 1079; and the deaths of two of his sons within its confines - Richard killed by a stag, and William Rufus by an arrow - were regarded in their generation as a judgment of Heaven for the cruelty and injustice perpetrated by their father when appropriating the forest.

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