forestry

[fawr-uh-stree, for-]
noun
1.
the science of planting and taking care of trees and forests.
2.
the process of establishing and managing forests; forestation.

Origin:
1685–95; < Middle French foresterie. See forest, -ry

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forestry (ˈfɒrɪstrɪ)
 
n
1.  the science of planting and caring for trees
2.  the planting and management of forests
3.  rare forest land

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forestry
1690s, from O.Fr. foresterie, from forest (see forest). Originally the privilege of a royal forest; meaning science of managing forests is from 1859.
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forestry   (fôr'ĭ-strē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of the cultivation, maintenance, and management of forests.
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Example sentences
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.
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