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Forests and caring for forests and trees

afforestation

noun

the process of planting many trees on an area of land

arboretum

noun

a place where trees are grown so that they can be studied

arboriculture

noun

the work, business, or study of growing trees and bushes

chop down

to make a tree or tall plant fall down by cutting through it

coppice

verb

to cut trees regularly to ground level in order to make them grow quickly

cut down

to cut through the trunk of a tree in order to make it fall to the ground

defoliate

verb

to remove the leaves from a plant or tree using a defoliant

fell

verb

to cut down a tree

forester

noun

someone whose job is to look after a forest, and to cut down and plant trees

forestry

noun

the science of caring for forests, and the trees and other plants that grow in them

the Forestry Commission

the British organization responsible for looking after forests

log

verb

to cut down trees in an area to get wood

logger

noun

someone whose job is to cut down trees

logging

noun

the work of cutting down trees for wood

lop

verb

to cut down a tree, or to cut some of its branches off

lumberjack

noun

someone whose job is to cut down trees for wood

pollard

verb

to cut off the top of a tree and its lower branches in order to encourage new growth

reafforestation

noun

the process of putting new trees in the ground in an area where trees used to grow

saw down

to cut through something such as a tree with a saw so that it falls to the ground

silvan

another spelling of sylvan

sylvan

adjective

relating to a forest

timber

interjection

a warning shouted to tell people that a tree that you have cut is going to fall

tree surgeon

noun

someone whose job is to deal with trees that are damaged or affected by a disease, especially by cutting off the damaged parts

woodcraft

noun

knowledge of forests and how to live in them by building camps, finding food etc

woodcutter

noun

someone whose job is to cut down trees

woodsman

noun

a man who lives or works in a forest and cuts down trees, hunts etc

woodsy

adjective

relating to forests, or typical of forests

defoliation

noun

reforest

verb

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