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[fawr-uh-stree, for-] /ˈfɔr ə stri, ˈfɒr-/

the science of planting and taking care of trees and .
the process of establishing and managing ; forestation.
the science of planting and caring for trees
the planting and management of forests
(rare) forest land

1690s, “privilege of a royal forest,” from Old French foresterie, from forest (see forest). Meaning “science of managing forests” is from 1859.
The scientific study of the cultivation, maintenance, and management of forests.


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