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Definition of "silviculture" [sil•vi•cul•ture]

  • The care and cultivation of forest trees; forestry. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "silviculture" in a sentence
  • "The approach recommended was a blend of the new and the old: pest management using natural predators, intercropping agroforestry, silviculture and green manure."
  • "Looking ahead three to five years it is possible to see a dramatic shift back towards a robust silviculture sector."
  • "All the fancy iPhones in the world (a cool innovation) are meaningless when your home floats away down a river that experienced 200-year flood-events twice in the last year, like in parts of Wisconsin where we have a property where we practice silviculture, or sustainable forestry, in partnership with the Kickapoo Woods Cooperative."
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