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Definition of the noun afforestation
What does afforestation mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: afforestations
- the conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting)
Alternative definition of the noun afforestation
- The act or process of creating a new forest where none had existed before, or reforestation of areas long deforested.
- antonym: deforestation
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
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Regional 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...
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...
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 ...
Climate 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 ...
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 ...
Restoration 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 ...
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 ...
The 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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.
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.
Dictionary 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 ...
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.
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 ...
Encyclopaedia 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 ...
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, ...
Mongolian English Dictionary (2013)
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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Scrabble value of A1F4F4O1R1E1S1T1A1T1I1O1N1
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