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reforestation The replanting of trees on areas of land where forests have been cleared by felling or burning (see deforestation) or by natural means. Reforestation is particularly important in countries, such as Brazil, where large areas of forest have been destroyed by deforestation, although planted forest has much less species diversity (see biodiversity) than the original forest. It also helps to counteract global emissions of carbon dioxide, by fixing the gas as plant material. Hence reforestation can play a part in slowing global warming due to the greenhouse effect.

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reforestation (reafforestation)
1. The establishment of a particular type of woodland by planting into an existing, different woodland type
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2. The replacement of a tree crop by natural or artificial means on land from which a previous wood has been removed.

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reforestation(reafforestation)
1. The establishment of a particular type of woodland by planting into an existing, different woodland type.

2. The replacement of a tree crop by natural or artificial means on land from which a previous wood has been removed.

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