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forestry

[fawr-uh-stree, for-] /ˈfɔr ə stri, ˈfɒr-/
noun
1.
the science of planting and taking care of trees and forests.
2.
the process of establishing and managing forests; forestation.
Origin of forestry
1685-1695
1685-95; < Middle French foresterie. See forest, -ry
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  • In some parts of the United States forestry experts can tell where they are by the local tree growth.

    The School Book of Forestry Charles Lathrop Pack
  • Didn't you tell me that you'd once had something to do with forestry in Russia?

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
  • Cornell was a pioneer in forestry teaching; and why should she not lead off now in the new field?

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
  • The fundamental idea of forestry is the perpetuation of forests by use.

  • The tree adapts itself to many habitats, hence has been used extensively for forestry purposes both in America and Europe.

    Trees of Indiana Charles Clemon Deam
  • I had food walks, and learnt something of forestry there—a taking study.

  • Now forestry is practised by every nation except Turkey and China.

    Checking the Waste Mary Huston Gregory
  • Thus Macbeth had a fallacy about forestry; he could not see the trees for the wood.

    Eugenics and Other Evils G. K. Chesterton
  • The formation of the forestry Corps came about through the growing shortage of shipping.

British Dictionary definitions for forestry

forestry

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

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
forestry
  (fôr'ĭ-strē)   
The scientific study of the cultivation, maintenance, and management of forests.
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