Revegetation

(1) Establishing or re-establishing desirable plants in areas where desirable plants are absent or of inadequate density, by management alone (natural revegetation) or by seeding or transplanting (artificial revegetation). Planting reclaimed land with grasses, flowers, shrubs, and trees. (2) The reestablishment or improvement of vegetation through management practices or chemical or mechanical means. (3) To provide a site with vegetation again. Implies that original amounts and types of vegetation of the site are not required. (4) Plants or growth, which replaces original ground cover, following land disturbance. (5) Establishing or re-establishing desirable plants in areas where the plant community is not adequate to meet management objectives by management techniques alone. A general term for renewing the vegetation on a project site. Refers to the vegetation construction phase of reclamation. [Source: USDA National Plant Materials Manual]

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