- the plant growth that follows the destruction of virgin forest.
Origin of second growth
First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for second growth
Melber straightened himself and lurched off into the second-growth.Ladies and Gentlemen
Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
And I said to myself, All these are just second-growth timber and dont count for much.Molly Brown's Post-Graduate Days
There were other hemlocks, but all of a younger, second-growth variety.The Auto Boys' Vacation
James A. Braden
As indicated elsewhere, the second-growth in my tract averaged 15 feet tall.
These second-growth stands will never approach in value or quality the original forests.The School Book of Forestry
Charles Lathrop Pack
- natural regrowth of a forest after fire, cutting, or some other disturbance
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