Glossary Term: Forest

(Plural = Forests)

1. Definition pending.
2. A forest is a large area dominated by trees. Hundreds of more precise definitions of forest are used throughout the world, incorporating factors such as tree density, tree height, land use, legal standing, and ecological function. According to the widely used U.S. Food and Agriculture Organization definition, forests covered 4 billion hectares (9.9×109 acres) (15 million square miles) or approximately 30 percent of the world’s land area in 2006. Compare the term Forest with Cloud Forest, Temperate Cloud Forest, Rainforest, and Temperate Rain Forest.

Note: Contrast the density and quantity of forests from the beginning of recorded history to today.

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