second growth

the plant growth that follows the destruction of virgin forest.

1820–30 Unabridged
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second growth or secondary growth
natural regrowth of a forest after fire, cutting, or some other disturbance
secondary growth or secondary growth

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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
However, they often persist in drier, human disturbed second growth woodlands.
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