afforest

[uh-fawr-ist, uh-for-]
verb (used with object)
to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest, originally for the purpose of providing hunting grounds.

Origin:
1495–1505; < Medieval Latin afforēstāre, equivalent to af- af- + forēst(is) forest + -āre infinitive suffix

afforestation, afforestment, noun
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afforest (əˈfɒrɪst)
 
vb
(tr) to plant trees on; convert into forested land
 
[C15: from Medieval Latin afforestāre, from forestisforest]
 
afforest'ation
 
n

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The former agricultural areas you are considering for afforestation are more than likely low and wet.
For this reason, research was initiated in afforestation in the field.
Afforestation dominates mitigation at higher prices in the early to middle years.
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