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Forest

1. (Science: ecology) An extensive wood; a large tract of land covered with trees; in the united states, a wood of native growth, or a tract of woodland which has never been cultivated.

2. A large extent or precinct of country, generally waste and woody, belonging to the sovereign, set apart for the keeping of game for his use, not inclosed, but distinguished by certain limits, and protected by certain laws, courts, and officers of its own.

3. (Science: zoology) One of numerous species of blood-sucking flies, of the family tabanidae, which attack both men and beasts. See horse fly.

a fly of the genus hippobosca, especially. H. Equina. See horse tick.

forest glade, a grassy space in a forest. Forest laws, laws for the protection of game, preservation of timber, etc, in forests. Forest tree, a tree of the forest, especially a timber tree, as distinguished from a fruit tree.

Origin: OF. Forest, f. Foret, LL. Forestis, also, forestus, forestum, foresta, prop, open ground reserved for the chase, fr. L. Foris, foras, out of doors. Land that is covered with trees and shrubs.Establish a forest on previously unforested land; afforest the mountains.The trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area.An ecosystem heavily colonised by trees.


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Why Forest Are Necessary?

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by BasicBiology
Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Why Forest Are Necessary?
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Why Forest Are Necessary?

... and water, producing oxygen) they provide habitat for a heap of birds, mammals and invertebrates, they provide food, timber and fibers - planted forestry is a billion dollar industry that provides work for masses of people, they help to prevent floods and stabilize soil to prevent erosion, take ...

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by BasicBiology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:26 pm
 
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Topic: Why Forest Are Necessary?
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Help with the basic understanding of Ecosystems

Yep that's pretty much it. A lake within a forest is two different ecosystems and the same goes for a river running through rainforest. The boundaries of an ecosystem are basically defined by different types of environments, so the size of ecosystem ...

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by BasicBiology
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:06 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Help with the basic understanding of Ecosystems
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Help with the basic understanding of Ecosystems

... in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates. So do different ecosystems have different environments? Like would a small pond IN a forest be two separate ecosystems? Or a river IN a rainforest – would the river and the rainforest be two different ecosystems? 2) And also I read that ...

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by gooner97
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:05 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Help with the basic understanding of Ecosystems
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wildlife gardening

... suitable thickness of branches that will support a nest. Only in very mature trees are there suitable nesting sites, and few people have room for forest giants in their gardens. So, plant the beautiful trees and shrubs from the garden centres, not native woodland species, and you will have beauty ...

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by animartco
Sun May 18, 2014 12:26 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wildlife gardening
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