Definition of silviculture in English:

silviculture

(also sylviculture)

noun

mass noun
  • The growing and cultivation of trees.

    • ‘Central to their beliefs was the idea that small farmers and trees did not mix, that agriculture and silviculture did not mix.’
    • ‘Current activities, such as navigation channel dredging, hydroelectric power production, agriculture, and silviculture, will not be stopped by the listing of the sturgeon.’
    • ‘Experience from other countries shows that major gains in forest productivity can result from incremental or intensive silviculture combined with improvements to tree species.’
    • ‘Five sites each occurred within forested landscapes disturbed by agriculture and those disturbed by silviculture.’
    • ‘Although adjacent to dense forests altered by silviculture, vegetation in the swale resembles that of boggy pine savannas or flatwoods.’

Origin

Late 19th century from French sylviculture, from Latin silva ‘wood’ + French culture ‘cultivation’.

Pronunciation

silviculture

/ˈsɪlvɪˌkʌltʃə/