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second growth

the plant growth that follows the destruction of virgin forest.
Origin of second growth
1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for second growth
  • 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.
  • Mountainous terrain, forested primarily in second growth hardwoods.
  • Area vegetation is primarily second growth hardwoods with softwoods and other interesting species intermixed.
  • The land is mostly covered with a second growth of hardwoods.
  • Deciduous vegetation is preferred to be low, second growth, with more open areas over dense forests.
  • Another threat is the continued loss of habitat and second growth forests are lost due to the absence of timber harvesting.
British Dictionary definitions for second growth

second growth

natural regrowth of a forest after fire, cutting, or some other disturbance
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