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Synonyms: Bewaldung

The establishment of a forest by artificial methods, by planting or seeding on land where trees have not historically grown (at least not for 50 years). Planting of new forests on lands that have not contained forests before, originally for hunting.

Related terms:
deforestation, Certified Emission Reductions, REDD, REDD plus, ecosystem-based adaptation, reforestation, carbon sinks

Broader terms:
land-use, land-use change and forestry, carbon sink forests and vegetation

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