land clearing

/ˈlænd klɪərɪŋ/ (say 'land klearring)

noun
the clearing of vegetation from land, as by cutting it down or burning it, usually as a preliminary step to farming or developing the land; of concern because of its negative effects on biodiversity, water quality and greenhouse gas emissions.
Also, land clearance.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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