Adjective "afforested" definition and examples

(Afforested may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈfɒrɪst/

Definitions and examples

verb

Convert (land) into forest, especially for commercial exploitation.
  1. 'The provision can be applied to farmers who have afforested some of their land since the beginning of the reference period and those who have disposed of land to a public authority for non agricultural use.'
  2. 'These increases apply to those who afforested their lands between 1993 and 1999 and who did not qualify for the significant increases announced last year.'
  3. 'Environmental monitoring in the catchment assesses fresh water impacts on the survival of juveniles including issues such as afforestation, overgrazing and climate change.'
  4. 'Production of milk and grain will eventually move to a smaller number of larger producers and the likelihood is that the remainder of the land will be farmed extensively or afforested.'
  5. 'The province's forest coverage rate is currently 19 per cent and there are 2 million hectares of land left for afforestation.'
  6. 'a great part of the county had been afforested by Henry I'
  7. 'The 'afforested' areas were much more than just royal hunting grounds, however.'
  8. 'Henry disafforested land that King John and Henry II had afforested. The Charter of the Forest in 1217 relaxed Forest Laws - there was no more death and mutilation for Forest offences.'

More definitions

1. to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest, originally for the purpose of providing hunting grounds.

More examples(as adjective)

"areas can be afforested."

"valleys can be afforested."

Origin

(afforest)Early 16th century: from medieval Latin afforestare, from ad- ‘to’ (expressing change) + foresta ‘forest’.