to transform into a forest on afforest a tract of nation
- establish a forest on previously unforested land
- To convert into a forest; as, to afforest a tract of country.
To convert land into a forest inside appropriate sense of the phrase.
(v. t.) To convert into a forest; because, to afforest a tract of country.
It has been found impossible to afforest them on account of the roughness of the sea-air, and the wash from their bluffs into the harbour has involved large expense in the erection of sea-walls.