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af·for·est

 (ə-fôr′ĭst, ə-fŏr′-)
tr.v. af·for·est·ed, af·for·est·ing, af·for·ests
To convert (open land) into a forest by planting trees or their seeds.

[Medieval Latin afforēstāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Medieval Latin forēstāre (from forēsta, forest; see forest).]

af·for′es·ta′tion n.

afforest

(əˈfɒrɪst)
vb
(Forestry) (tr) to plant trees on; convert into forested land
[C15: from Medieval Latin afforestāre, from forestis forest]
afˌforestˈation n

af•for•est

(əˈfɔr ɪst, əˈfɒr-)

v.t. -est•ed, -est•ing.
to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest.
[1495–1505; < Medieval Latin afforestāre= Latin af- af- + -forestāre, v. derivative of Late Latin forestis forest]
af•for`est•a′tion, n.

afforest


Past participle: afforested
Gerund: afforesting

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am afforesting
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Present Perfect
I have afforested
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Past Continuous
I was afforesting
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Past Perfect
I had afforested
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Future
I will afforest
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Future Perfect
I will have afforested
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Future Continuous
I will be afforesting
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been afforesting
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been afforesting
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been afforesting
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Conditional
I would afforest
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Past Conditional
I would have afforested
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.afforest - establish a forest on previously unforested landafforest - establish a forest on previously unforested land; "afforest the mountains"
plant, set - put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
re-afforest - reestablish a forest after clear-cutting or fire, etc.; "re-afforest the area that was burned during the fighting"
reforest - forest anew; "After the fire, they reforested the mountain"
Translations

afforest

[æˈfɒrɪst] VTpoblar de árboles, poblar con árboles

afforest

vtaufforsten
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The 36th meeting of the Committee chaired by Malik Ibrar Ahmed appreciated the efforts of Gilgit Baltistan Government in afforesting the area.
Appreciating the efforts of Gilgit Baltistan government in afforesting the area, the Chairman of the committee has asked that the Detailed Plantation Schedule as well as its monthly progress should be shared with the committee.
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The campaign which will last till the end of next February comes in coincidence with the 63rd occasion of Tree Day, and it aims at afforesting 400 hectares through planting 150 thousand saplings.
The percentage of damage in on different parts of Cypress trees, in the studied area indicates that two-third of die back and more, (Grade3), from top of tree is allocated most of the damage between the damaged trees (42%), and concerning the way it, appears in the tree and concerning reports about Cypress Die back at the level of afforesting, it indicates that outbreaks has occurred over the last years and is still continuing (picture 6).
It focuses particularly on afforesting and diversifying the coastal protective mangrove forest, in order to increase its resilience to climate change and reduce the occurrence of erosion.