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 (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.
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[æˈfɒrɪstɪd] ADJ [land] → poblado de árboles
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Davis and Condron (2002), in a review of afforested and pasture paired-site studies, found similar mean bulk densities between grassland and forest soils, although values were somewhat higher in improved grassland sites than unimproved sites.
In an otherwise unremarkable part of Northern France, the vineyards straddle pretty, afforested chalk hills.
The total area afforested was still increasing in the earlier part of the reign of Henry II (r.1154-89), but in his later years he permitted a limited amount of disafforestation (reducing the legal status of forest to that of ordinary land).
(2014) performed rainfall simulations and tracer experiments in an afforested parkland to investigate the influence of roots and termite mounds on preferential flow generation in semiarid Burkina Faso.
In Karnataka, 10% of wasteland was afforested under JFM while in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, and West Bengal, 17% of wasteland had been afforested.
Of remaining area, about 22% is barren and 6% is abandoned (now an afforested land).
This law became the main regulation concerning commonlands and, opposing to what applied until then, determined that the commons would become the property of the state (that is, of the Forestry Services) as and when they became afforested.
Hohberg K (2003) Soil nematode fauna of afforested mine sites: genera distribution, trophic structure and functional guilds.
Out of the FATAs total 6811220 acres area, 5.57243 acre is under natural forest cover while 286658 acres, is afforested area.