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Noun: afforestation  ,a,for-u'stey-shun or u,fó-ru'stey-shun [N. Amer], u,fó-ru'stey-shun [Brit]
  1. The conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting)
    - forestation
Noun: re-afforestation
  1. The restoration (replanting) of a forest that had been reduced by fire or cutting
    "the fire's worst scars were effaceable by a comprehensive program of re-afforestation";
    - reforestation

Derived forms: re-afforestations

Type of: conversion, reclamation, rehabilitation, renewal

Encyclopedia: Afforestation