1. afforestation

noun. the conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting).

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2. re-afforestation

noun. the restoration (replanting) of a forest that had been reduced by fire or cutting.


  • reforestation
  • renewal
  • rehabilitation

Example sentences of the word afforestation

1. Noun, singular or mass
In the U.K. for example, afforestation is taking place in several areas to counter the loss of many ancient forests.