reforestation

the reestablishment of forest cover either naturally (by natural seeding, coppice, or root suckers) or artificially (by direct seeding or planting) —note reforestation usually maintains the same forest type and is done promptly after the previous stand or forest was removed —synonym regenerationsee afforestation, deforestation, dibble, hoedad, J-root, stand establishmentThis definition last updated 08/13/2008