Afforestation

The act of planting trees on land that has not previously been under forest according to historical records. (Soruce: SMurray) Artificial establishment by planting or seeding of forest on a non-forest area (e.g., agricultural or other land); Artificial establishment of forest lands which previously did not carry forest within living memory; The establishment of a tree crop on an area from which it has always been absent. Where such establishemnt fails and is repeated, the latter may properly be termed reafforestation. 1

  • 1. Source:(EFI 2002) from European Forest Institute, Internal Report No. 6, 2002 "Compliation of Forestry Terms and Definitions" by Schuck, Paivinen, Hytonen, and Pajari.