Under the Kyoto Protocol, the direct human-induced conversion of land that has not been forested for a period of at least 50 years to forested land through planting, seeding and/or the human-induced promotion of natural seed sources.
The Revised 1996 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Inventory Guidelines defines afforestation as the planting of new forests on land which historically been covered by forest. (Australia)
The establishment of forest by natural succession or by the planting of trees on land where they did not grow formerly. Afforestation. The establishment of forest by natural succession or by the planting of trees on land where they did not grow formerly.
1. Conversion of bare land into forest land by planting of forest trees. 2. The planting of a forest crop on land that has not previously, or not recently, carried a forest crop. Related term: reforestation
Generally refers to the planting of trees on ground where trees have never existed or were last present hundreds of years ago. Afforestation carbon offset projects bear an additional burden of showing ecological compatibility.
To bring land within Forest Law (historically) or in current parlance to bring within the control of the Verderers and their Bye-Laws. It is a legal act. Disafforestation is to remove land from the authority of the Verderers.
The establishment of a tree crop on an area from which it has always or very long been absent. Where such establishment fails and is repeated, the latter may properly be termed "reafforestation." See also Reforestation. Reboisement ; Boisement
The establishment of a forest on land not previously forested. Forest Management