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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


nWaldbau m
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This release contains forward-looking statements regarding the company's expectations during the second quarter of 2010, including the company's markets, seasonally higher silvaculture and road costs in Timberlands, improved operating rates and higher sales volumes in the Wood Products segment, higher log costs, higher pulp price realizations, increased expenses for annual planned maintenance and freight in the Cellulose Fiber segment, and increases in home sale closings and lower average sales prices in our single-family homebuilding operations.