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Enrichment Planting


The process by which one plants trees to increase the population density of existing tree species or increase tree species richness by adding tree species to a degraded forest.


"Glossary", FOREST RESTORATION RESEARCH UNIT, 2008. "Research for Restoring Tropical Forest Ecosystems: A Practical Guide". Biology Department, Science Faculty, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

Alternative definition

The planting of desired tree species in a modified natural forest or secondary forest or woodland with the objective of creating a high forest dominated by desirable (i.e. local and/or high-value) species.

Alternative source

Second Expert Meeting on Harmonizing Forest-related Definitions for Use by Various Stakeholders, FAO, 2002.