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Establishment of a new forest by seeding or planting on nonforested land.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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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In Karnataka, 10% of wasteland was afforested under JFM while in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, and West Bengal, 17% of wasteland had been afforested.
Between 2005 and 2015, 395 793 ha was afforested in places outside the official forest boundaries by the General Directorate of Forestry (GDF 2017).
In recent decades, around 1.7 million ha (~7% of the total land area) has been reforested and afforested with pine (mainly Pinus radiata) (Manley 2018).
Farmers and other landowners are also be key to an afforested Wales, said the group.