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af·for·est·a·tion / əˌfôrəˈstāshən; əˌfär-/ • v. [tr.] the conversion (of land) into forest, esp. for commercial use. DERIVATIVES: af·for·est / əˈfôrist; əˈfär-/ v.

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afforestation
1. The establishment of forest by natural succession or by the planting of trees on land where they did not grow formerly.

2. Historically, the act of defining an area of land that henceforth would become subject to forest laws.

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afforestation
1. The establishment of forest by natural succession or by the planting of trees on land where they did not grow formerly.

2. Historically, the act of defining an area of land that henceforth would become subject to forest laws.