Afforestation


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afforestation

[a‚fär·ə′stā·shən]
(forestry)
Establishment of a new forest by seeding or planting on nonforested land.

Afforestation

 

the cultivation of forests in areas that previously did not have them, by sowing seeds or planting young seedlings or saplings. The selection of afforestation methods is determined by economic considerations and by soil and climatic conditions. Different methods of sowing, such as broadcasting and drill seeding, are used. Planting stock grown from seeds and obtained from cuttings is used in afforestation.

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