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[fawr-uh-stree, for-] /ˈfɔr ə stri, ˈfɒr-/
the science of planting and taking care of trees and forests.
the process of establishing and managing forests; forestation.
Origin of forestry
1685-95; < Middle French foresterie. See forest, -ry Unabridged
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  • Without strong forestry policies, squatters will invade forest land and poachers will log at the edges.
  • Around the world, many forestry officials now want forest fires to burn-as long as they don't endanger humans.
  • The prime majors are park management, natural history, forestry or outdoor recreation.
  • Oil has supplanted forestry as the mainstay of the economy, providing a major share of government revenues and exports.
  • forestry, an important export earner, provides a secondary occupation for the rural population.
  • He is also a state legislator, a forestry professor, and a wildlife researcher--which is where his howling comes in.
  • We're trying to get people thinking about urban forestry and its benefits.
  • The price of the timber minus those costs, which is called the stumpage price in forestry, is the basis for the fee charged.
  • The report also suggests that farming, forestry, and fishing are satisfying occupations despite their risks and low compensation.
  • Now it's mainly available through forestry-supply outlets or direct from the manufacturer.
British Dictionary definitions for forestry


the science of planting and caring for trees
the planting and management of forests
(rare) forest land
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Word Origin and History for forestry

1690s, "privilege of a royal forest," from Old French foresterie, from forest (see forest). Meaning "science of managing forests" is from 1859.

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forestry in Science
The scientific study of the cultivation, maintenance, and management of forests.
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