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Artificial regeneration




  • The renewal of a forest crop by sowing, planting or other artificial methods. It also refers to the crop so obtained. It is also called plantation in another term, which is defined as ‘ a forest crop raised artificially, either by sowing or planting.’ A term wilding which is defined as ‘ a natural seedling used in forest planting.

    Importance

    • It is the supplement of natural regeneration
    • It restocks forests destroyed by fire and other biotic factors
    • It help in changing the composition of the forest crop, mostly valuable species are introduced
    • It introduces exotic species
    • It is important for lands which are at risk of erosion and landslides
    • It helps improve the genotype or phenotypes of species
    • It meets the needs of forest products of forest dependents
    • It is mostly more resistant to insect-pests and diseases

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