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reforest

[ree-fawr-ist, -for-] /riˈfɔr ɪst, -ˈfɒr-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to replant trees on (land denuded by cutting or fire).
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; re- + forest
Related forms
reforestation, noun
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Examples for reforest
  • Buy up all the countries and reforest all the land that was burned off.
  • The trees can be used to establish windbreaks, develop wildlife habitat, or reforest small areas.
  • The well-distributed concept is to be applied only when evaluating efforts to reforest after harvesting.
  • Helps landowners reforest their land by cost sharing for site preparation, trees, and planting.
  • Need to reforest sites with heavy-textured or poorly drained soils.
  • Owners must indicate on the permit how they intend to reforest the property.
  • reforest burned conifer stands and move toward longer-term desired conditions.
  • Report the expenses you incurred during the tax year for planting seedlings or sowing seed to reforest the land.
  • We will also be planting tree seedlings to help reforest the woods.
British Dictionary definitions for reforest

reafforest

/ˌriːəˈfɒrɪst/
verb
1.
(transitive) to replant (an area that was formerly forested)
Derived Forms
reafforestation, reforestation, noun

reforest

/riːˈfɒrɪst/
verb
1.
(transitive) another word for reafforest
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Word Origin and History for reforest
reforest
"to restore toa wooded condition," 1881, from re- "back, again" + verb use of forest (n.).
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