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Definition: Natural conversion of other wooded land to forest


The conversion of other wooded land to forest as a result of natural processes. The process may occur without intentional intervention by man, but may be aided by human interventions such as the withdrawal of animal grazing from the land allowing tree regeneration to succeed, soil scarification, or actions to protect the area from fire, over-cutting, etc.
Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE)/ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Terms and Definitions, "Temperate and Boreal Forest Resources Assessment 2000", United Nations, July 1997