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silviculture

[sil-vi-kuhl-cher] /ˈsɪl vɪˌkʌl tʃər/
noun
1.
the cultivation of forest trees; forestry.
Also, sylviculture.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Latin silvi- (see silvicolous) + culture
Related forms
silvicultural, adjective
silviculturally, adverb
silviculturist, noun
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Examples from the web for silviculture
  • The act protects surface and groundwater resources from pollution from agriculture and silviculture practices.
  • Impacts of silviculture on flatwoods runoff water quality, and nutrient budgets.
  • Water quality effects of pine flatwoods silviculture.
  • Many landowners engage in even-aged silviculture as a way to maximize revenue from timber production.
  • Land predominantly in silviculture had the highest percentage of forested and shrub wetland.
British Dictionary definitions for silviculture

silviculture

/ˈsɪlvɪˌkʌltʃə/
noun
1.
the branch of forestry that is concerned with the cultivation of trees
Derived Forms
silvicultural, adjective
silviculturist, noun
Word Origin
C20: silvi-, from Latin silva woodland + culture
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