401. Trees


See also 241. LEAVES ; 319. PLANTS ; 425. WOOD .

arboretum
a place where trees are grown for scientific observation, for pleasure, or both.
arboriculture
the cultivation of trees and shrubs for scientific, commercial, or other purposes. — arboriculturist , n.
citriculture
the cultivation of citrus fruits, as lemons, oranges, etc. — citriculturist , n.
decortication
the process of stripping off or removing the cortex or outer layer.
dendrochronology
the study of annual rings in trees to determine their age, climatic and other conditions and changes that might have affected them, etc. — dendrochronologist , n. dendrochronological, adj.
dendrography
the science of tree description. — dendrographic, dendrographical , adj.
dendrolatry
the veneration of trees. — dendrolatrous , adj.
dendrology
the branch of botany that studies trees. — dendrologist , n . — dendrologic, dendrological , adj.
forestation
1. the planting of forests.
2. the state of being covered with trees, as of a tract of land.
interlucation
Obsolete, the act or process of cutting away branches of trees to let light through.
nemophily
a fondness or liking for forests, woods, or woodland scenery. — nemophilist , n. nemophilous , adj.
pomiculture
the cultivation of fruit and fruit trees.
reforestation
the process of planting new trees in areas where they have been removed by cutting or destroyed by fire, disease, etc.
silviculture, sylviculture
the cultivation of forest trees; forestry. — silviculturist, sylviculturist, n.
stumpage
1. standing timber, with special reference to its value in money.
2. the right to cut such timber and its value on another’s land.
xyloma
a tumor or woodlike substance on a tree or plant.

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