- The turning of land barren of trees into a forest.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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afforest — afforestation, afforestment, n. /euh fawr ist, euh for /, v.t. to convert (bare or cultivated land) into forest, originally for the purpose of providing hunting grounds. [1495 1505; < ML afforestare, equiv. to af AF + forest(is) FOREST + are inf … Universalium
afforestation — Same as afforestment … Ballentine's law dictionary