second growth

noun
the plant growth that follows the destruction of virgin forest.

Origin:
1820–30

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second growth or secondary growth
 
n
natural regrowth of a forest after fire, cutting, or some other disturbance
 
secondary growth or secondary growth
 
n

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Example sentences
Harvest second growth forests and tree farms all you want, but leave the old
  growth climax forests alone.
So now you've got all this second growth coming up that's not worth much.
Second growth forest and second chances provided a variety of recreational
  opportunities.
However, they often persist in drier, human disturbed second growth woodlands.
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