silviculture

[sil-vi-kuhl-cher]
noun
the cultivation of forest trees; forestry.


Origin:
1875–80; < Latin silvi- (see silvicolous) + culture

silvicultural, adjective
silviculturally, adverb
silviculturist, noun
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silviculture (ˈsɪlvɪˌkʌltʃə)
 
n
the branch of forestry that is concerned with the cultivation of trees
 
[C20: silvi-, from Latin silva woodland + culture]
 
silvi'cultural
 
adj
 
silvi'culturist
 
n

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Example sentences
The act protects surface and groundwater resources from pollution from
  agriculture and silviculture practices.
Impacts of silviculture on flatwoods runoff water quality, and nutrient budgets.
Water quality effects of pine flatwoods silviculture.
Many landowners engage in even-aged silviculture as a way to maximize revenue
  from timber production.
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