Origin of afforestMedieval Latin afforestare: see ad- and amp; forest
transitive verbaf·for·est·ed, af·for·est·ing, af·for·ests
Origin of afforestMedieval Latin affor&emacron;stare : Latin ad-, ad- + Medieval Latin for&emacron;stare (from for&emacron;sta, forest; see forest).
(third-person singular simple present afforests, present participle afforesting, simple past and past participle afforested)
First attested in the 16th century. From Medieval Latin afforēstō, from ad (“towards”) + forēsta (“forest”)