silva, sylva, silvan, sylvan, Silvanus, silviculture …

On my homepage I write that I aim to celebrate the ” silvan” world: here’s an etymology. Silva or sylva is a Latin word meaning ‘wood or forest’, with silvan or sylvan meaning ‘of the wood or forest’. In forestry we use the word silviculture, meaning literally culture of forests. Foresters are sometimes called silviculturists.… Read More