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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Oji will initially afforest 500 hectares in Changshou, northeast of Chongqing, Sichuan Province, over five years, the officials said.
Description : The project is to afforest 4,800 ha of abandoned agricultural land and to rehabilitate 9,600 ha of degraded forest land so as to establish ecological barriers in the environmentally vulnerable catchment areas of the Yangtze and Pearl Rivers in Guizhou Province, China.
Since the agricultural use of post-mining landscapes has been made difficult by the heterogeneity of the soil and poor moisture conditions, it will be more reasonable to afforest such lands [3, 4].
Because 80 percent of the local population in Arunachal, the home of many unknown species of smaller world, is directly or indirectly dependant on forest and forest bi-products for livelihood, the laws should be amended carefully to reform deforestation or afforest the barren land.