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for·est

 (fôr′ĭst, fŏr′-)
n.
1. A growth of trees and other plants covering a large area.
2. A large number of objects bearing a similarity to such a growth, especially a dense collection of tall objects: a forest of skyscrapers.
3. A defined area of land formerly set aside in England as a royal hunting ground.
tr.v. for·est·ed, for·est·ing, for·ests
To plant trees on or cover with trees.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin forestis (silva), outside (forest), from Latin forīs, outside; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots.]

for′est·al, fo·res′tial (fə-rĕs′chəl) adj.
for′es·ta′tion n.
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forestation

(ˌfɒrɪˈsteɪʃən)
n
(Forestry) the planting of trees over a wide area
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forestation

1. the planting of forests.
2. the state of being covered with trees, as of a tract of land.
See also: Trees
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Almas Hyder said that Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry would extend all possible cooperation for forestation. He said, "It is our basic responsibility to secure environment for our future generations.
Almas Hyder said that the LCCI would extend all possible cooperation for forestation. He said that it was basic responsibility of everyone to secure the environment for future generations.
This forestation drive is a great way for us to reinforce this while also allowing us to give back to the community.
ISLAMABAD -- The federal government is considering zero-rated facility for the import of wood and timber in the federal budget 2019-20 in a bid to protect and promote forestation.
LAHORE: To combat pollution, heat and oxygen deficiency, Commissioner Lahore Division Dr Mujtaba Piracha on Saturday inaugurated the first ever urban forestation by planting a sapling here.
LAHORE -- A draft urban and peri-urban forest policy suggests binding owners of 12 acres or more to reserve one acre of their respective lands for forestation, while those owning less than 12 acres should grow at least 10 trees per acre.
He said forestation campaign is continuing throughout the country in accordance with the vision of Imran Khan.