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Definition of the noun afforestation

What does afforestation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: afforestations

  1. the conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting)
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: conversion = the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another

Alternative definition of the noun afforestation


  1. The act or process of creating a new forest where none had existed before, or reforestation of areas long deforested.


Afforestation is the establishment of a forest or stand of trees in an area where there was no forest. Reforestation is the reestablishment of forest cover, either naturally or artificially. Many governments and non-governmental organizations directly engage in programs of afforestation to create forests, increase carbon capture and sequestration, and help to anthropogenically improve biodiversity. Special tools, e.g. tree planting bar, are used to make planting of trees easier and faster.

  • also known as 植樹造林

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Afforestation

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Google previewRegional Modernities (2003)

The Cultural Politics of Development in India by K. Sivaramakrishnan, Arun Agrawal

Afforestation is the natural tool to face the crisis. Defined as 'the establishment of a forest...

Google previewPrinciples of Soil Conservation and Management (2008)

by Humberto Blanco-Canqui, Rattan Lal

Afforestation refers to the process of planting trees in lands that previously did not support trees. These trees produce wood and fiber...

Google previewEssentials of World Regional Geography (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Afforestation is the establishment of a forest or stand of trees in an area where there was no forest. Reforestation is the reestablishment of forest cover, either naturally (by natural seeding, coppice, or root suckers) or artificially (by direct seeding ...

Google previewClimate Change Economics (2004)

Why International Accords Fail by Gerrit Cornelis Van Kooten

Afforestation refers to human activities that encourage growing trees on land that has not been forested in the past 50 years, while reforestation refers to human activities that encourage growing trees on land that was forested but had been ...

Google previewEngaging Western Landowners in Climate Change Mitigation (2010)

A Guide to Carbon-Oriented Forest and Range Management and Carbon Market Opportunities by David D. Diaz

Afforestation is the term used for the establishment of forests on land that has not been forested for a long time, or never was (e.g., agricultural land). In many cases , afforestation can lead to rapid and dramatic accumulations of carbon in tree ...

Google previewRestoration Ecology (2012)

The New Frontier by Jelte van Andel, James Aronson

Afforestation is a common practice to improve the ecological situation and the ability to use such lands (Figure 12.9). Fast-growing tree species and alley- cropping plantations conceived as 'energy forests' have become widely used in recent ...

Google previewRestoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests (2004)

by John A. Stanturf

Introduction Afforestation is an essential component of forest restoration and can be described as the change from agriculture to forest ( Stanturf and ...

Google previewThe Great Reshuffling (2001)

Human Dimensions of Invasive Alien Species by Jeffrey A. McNeely

Afforestation is a significant driving force of biological invasion in South Africa. This policy could become a threat in the New Mosaic or Green Desert scenarios where the financial attraction is great in a poorly performing economy. Alternative ...

Google previewVerifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions: (2010)

Methods to Support International Climate Agreements by Committee on Methods for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council

Afforestation is the conversion of other land categories to forest. In general, the transition from forest to cropland, urban areas, or pasture emits CO2 because of the decomposition of woody debris and short-lived wood products and because ...

Google previewClimate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History [4 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of Science and History by Brian C. Black, David M. Hassenzahl Ph.D., Jennie C. Stephens, Gary Weisel, Nancy Gift

Afforestation can also aid in carbon sequestration. Plants absorb carbon dioxide through photosynthesis, thereby removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. It is estimated that between 1.1 and 1.6 gigatonnes of carbon (GtC) per year ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopaedia of India (2006)

by K.R. Gupta, K.R. Gupta & Amita Gupta

National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board (NAEB) The National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board (NAEB) was set up in 1992 with an objective to promote afforestation, tree plantation, ecological restoration and promotion of ...

Google previewEnvironment : Problems And Policies(encyclopaedia Of Environment), Vol# 2 (2005)

by Ed. K.R. Gupta

The major schemes under implementation during the Tenth Plan period are as under : National Afforestation Programme through Community Participation Keeping in view the objective of achieving 25% tree/forest cover as part of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forest Sciences (2004)

by Julian Evans, John A. Youngquist

The restoration of degraded mountain forests on pastures by means of afforestation is not a silvicultural system, but requires...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Afforestation. The establishment of a forest on land that has not previously, or not recently, been timbered. The planting of new forests on lands where the preceding vegetation or land did not contain forests.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition (2012)

by S. George Philander

Afforestation Examples Forest management is one option for reducing the increase of atmospheric CO2 and offsetting global warming. The types of tree species in the forest, tree growth rate, and the age of the forest all affect carbon uptake.

Google previewDictionary of Ecodesign (2010)

An Illustrated Reference by Ken Yeang, Lillian Woo

Afforestation and revegetation are important in ecodesign, not only to counterbalance current timberharvesting and deforestation practices, but also to provide new trees ...

Google previewSubject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogues of the Library of Congress (1919)

by Library of Congress. Catalog Division, Mary Wilson MacNair

See Afforestation; Forests and forestry. Forest products. HD9750–9769 ( Economics) SD (Forestry) See also Gums and resins; India-rubber; Lumber; Timber; Wood; Wood-pulp. Forest reproduction. See Forests and forestry; Reforestation.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Environmentalism (2016)

by Peter Dauvergne

Forestation includes both afforestation and reforestation. Afforestation involves establishing forest cover in areas without a recent history of forests. Reforestation involves reestablishing forests on degraded forestlands or in ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Environmental Pollution, Agriculture and Health Hazards: Agriculture and food (2004)

by A. K. Shrivastava

Much Non-Governmental Organization also started afforestation of the wastelands in innovative ways. Command area development program was started which is now administered by the Ministry of Water Resources. World Bank assisted ...

Google previewDictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance (2013)

by Richard A Meganck, Richard E Saunier

EIB Water supply, sewerage, wastewater treatment, oil tanker cleaning, industrial pollution, afforestation, pasture improvement and erosion control, soil saturation. WB Reforestation, soil conservation, rangelands and watershed management, ...

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden,

afforestation worker, forester ОЙЖУУЛАЛТ afforestation ОЙЖУУЛАХ tocarryout afforestation ОЙЛ(seeооль) ОЙЛГО reflection ОЙЛГОГДОХto be understood, үл ~ incomprehensible ОЙЛГОГДОХУЙЦ intelligible ОЙЛГОЛТconcept, idea, ...

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