cult-, -cultural, -culture, -cultures, -culturally, -cultrist

(Latin: to care for, to till [the ground], to cherish; to dwell, to inhabit)

The art and science of cultivating the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of forests to meet diverse needs and values of landowners and society on a sustainable basis.
1. The cultivation of woods and forests.
2. The art and science of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of forests to meet a variety of needs and values for landowners and society on a sustainable basis.

Believe it or not! A French advertisement makes the following declaration:

Don't believe everything you hear
The truth is
Paper isn't destroying forests

In France, the fibers for manufacturing paper and cardboard come from:
  • recycled paper and cardboard (60 percent).
  • forest management, silviculture and woodchips from sawmills (40 percent).
France recycles more paper and cardboard than any other product, and French forests are growing by 50,000 hectares a year.

—From a half page ad seen in the
International Herald Tribune, March 1, 2007; page 5.

Here is the French version of the above presentation:

French paper advertisement.
Someone who is involved in the care and cultivation of forest trees; forestry.
The cultivation of sponges.
A reference to stirpiculture.
1. The application of selective breeding laws to improve a species of plants or animals.
2. The production of pure races or stocks of animals by careful breeding.
1. Cultures derived from other larger cultures.
2. Groups within a host culture marked by behavior deviating from the cultural norms; such as, the punk groups, hippies, or youth gangs found in modern Western cultures.
3. Microculture; organisms or living matter on a microscopic scale.
1. Large cultures based on smaller related cultures and subcultures.
2. A larger group or a supergroup consisting of a number of cultures sharing similar norms of ethics and behavior.
Cultivation on the earth; agriculture.
terriculture (s) (noun) (no pl)
The cultivation of the ground or earth; terraculture; agriculture: In class, Mr. Tree told the students how important terriculture, or agriculture, was for everybody because otherwise they wouldn't have much to eat at all!
1. Not characterized by good taste, manners, or education.
2. Lacking in delicacy or refinement.
3. People who are lacking in art or knowledge.
1. The problems and practices peculiar to urban environments.
2. Development of cities, towns, and urban life.
3. The cultivation of urban interests.
4. The way of life characteristic of cities.
vacciniculture (s) (noun), vaccinicultures (pl)
1. The cultivation of vaccines.
2. The preparation of vaccines.
viniculture (s) (noun), vinicultures (pl)
The growth of grapes for the production of wine and for eating.
viticultural (adjective), more viticultural, most viticultural
The cultivation of vines; especially, grapevines.