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Reforestation

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Planting a seedling
Reforestation
is the establishment of a new forest crop on a tract of land or stand through artificial regeneration.[1] The term can also refer to the re-establishment of a forest after it has been logged or destroyed through natural means such as forest fire or disease.[2] The methods used in reforestation include site preparation, planting seedlings, and controlling competition of other tree species.

The process of reforestation can also be further described as being natural or managed. Natural reforestation refers to the natural capacity of a forest to rehabilitate itself to re-grow without human-induced influence. Managed reforestation is human-assisted intervention on the establishment of a new forest crop through the replanting of seedlings or juvenile trees.[3]

The opposite practice of reforestation is deforestation.

[edit] References

  1. Silveterm. NFDP. 2008-10-24.
  2. Glossary. Scofield Timber. 2008-10-24.
  3. What is Reforestation. I Plant Trees. 2008-10-24.