afforestation


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.afforestation - the conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting)afforestation - the conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting)
conversion - the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another
Translations

afforestation

[æˌfɒrɪsˈteɪʃən] Nforestación f

afforestation

[əˌfɒrɪˈsteɪʃən] nboisement m

afforestation

nAufforstung f

afforestation

[æˌfɒrɪsˈteɪʃn] nimboschimento
References in classic literature ?
The afforestation of the district, however, and its conversion into a royal demesne had clipped off a large section of his estate, while other parts had been confiscated as a punishment for his supposed complicity in an abortive Saxon rising.
On this occasion, sub-divisional forest officer Umair Ahmed said that under the Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project, plantation was successfully carried out in different parts of Chitral during the last four years.
He said, under the current Green Pakistan Program, activities carried out up to January included afforestation in Conifer Forests of Murree and Rawalpindi
The subject matter of this vz is the supply of materials for cultivation works (especially supplies of forest tree planting material, chemical products for forest protection, fencing), including their application in the framework of implementation of cultivation works (especially preparation of afforestation, afforestation, mechanical and chemical protection against ravines and against wildlife, forest protection against insect pests) and other cultivation works (especially educational interventions in young forest stands).
Conservator Forest Syed Athar Hussain Shah informed that under the directives of Punjab Minister for Forest Mian Yawar Zaman and Secretary Forest Mian Waheed ud Din, special focus has been laid to ensure maximum plantation during spring season and different public awareness activities were also being performed to attract masses for afforestation.
What he is advocating is a rather comprehensive plan of afforestation in the command areas.
LAHORE:Amid reports of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government's 'Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project' making international headlines, the Punjab government's failure to launch new afforestation initiatives comes as a disappointment.
Nankov informed that the Road Infrastructure Agency will allocate BGN 1 million for compensatory afforestation over the Kresna Gorge.
There is a desperate need for exploiting massive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) potential for addressing the country's shrinking forest cover through large-scale afforestation, said Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid.
In a statement to SUNA, he called for giving concern to the issue of afforestation and providing local and international funding for environment conservation and stoppage of pollution.
The Central Information Commission ( CIC) has said forest departments in states must disclose how funds for afforestation were being used, besides the species and locations of saplings being planted.