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The care and cultivation of forest trees; forestry.

[Latin silva, forest + culture.]

sil′vi·cul′tur·al adj.
sil′vi·cul′tur·ist n.


(Forestry) the branch of forestry that is concerned with the cultivation of trees
[C20: silvi-, from Latin silva woodland + culture]
ˌsilviˈcultural adj
ˌsilviˈculturist n


(ˈsɪl vɪˌkʌl tʃər)

the cultivation of forest and shade trees.
[1875–80; < Latin silv(a) woodland + -i- + culture]

silviculture, sylviculture

the cultivation of forest trees; forestry. — silviculturist, sylviculturist, n.
See also: Trees
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silviculture - the branch of forestry dealing with the development and care of forestssilviculture - the branch of forestry dealing with the development and care of forests
forestry - the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber


[ˈsɪlvɪˌkʌltʃəʳ] Nsilvicultura f


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It will also evaluate and refine existing silvicultural knowledge for these species through field trials and smallholder managed plantings.
These results also challenge the rationale behind silvicultural prescriptions that retain large trees based on the assumption that they produce greater volumes of higher-quality wood.
It also supported forestry by including a provision to end litigation over whether forest roads associated with silvicultural activities need National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits.
The planting is overseen by Wales Silvicultural Operations (WSO).
The work is overseen by Wales Silvicultural Operations (WSO), which is responsible for maintaining the endless cycle of forestry after the trees have been harvested.
Coverage encompasses markets, government, and forest investment analysis; land, timber, and unpriced forest values; the economics of forest management--optimal forest rotation, regulation of harvests, long term trends in the forest sector and silvicultural investment; the economics of forestry policy--property rights, taxes; and the global perspective.
He rightfully gave much space to the magnitude of the problem but, in my view, too little to the evidence that silvicultural thinnings produced healthier trees that are less susceptible.
1 assessed the trade-offs between timber production and fire susceptibility in a seasonally dry forest in lowland Bolivia subjected to four silvicultural treatments of increasing intensity aimed at achieving sustained timber yields (STY).
Intended for professional foresters and other natural resource managers, the book describes the potential responses of wildlife to silvicuture, including species of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, in addition to discussions of habitat structure and relationships, silvicultural methods, and nonforested habitats.
Also targeted to policy makers and forest managers, the journal covers such topics as: impediments to small-scale forestry development; new silvicultural, wood harvesting and processing technologies; rural development; financial modeling; enhancing return from non-wood products; and, marketing for forest cooperative and grower organizations.
The SiMS software provides growth and yield simulation along with financial analysis for the three major species of southern pine as well as for mixed pine/hardwood stands, which provides foresters with information about the impact of silvicultural treatments on the growth of these trees.