Reforestation

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  • Reforestation
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  • Reforestation is the replanting of trees in forests where the trees have been cut down. Reforestation sometimes is undertaken in an effort to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide levels by restoring forests, which are carbon sinks.  
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Abstract from DBPedia
    Reforestation is the natural or intentional restocking of existing forests and woodlands that have been depleted, usually through deforestation. Reforestation can be used to rectify or improve the quality of human life by soaking up pollution and dust from the air, rebuild natural habitats and ecosystems, mitigate global warming since forests facilitate biosequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide, and harvest for resources, particularly timber, but also non-timber forest products. The term reforestation is similar to afforestation, the process of restoring and recreating areas of woodlands or forests that may have existed long ago but were deforested or otherwise removed at some point in the past. Sometimes the term re-afforestation is used to distinguish between the original forest cover and the later re-growth of forest to an area. Forestation is the establishment of forest growth on areas that either had forest or lacked it. Special tools, e.g. tree planting bars, are used to make planting of trees easier and faster.

    植林(しょくりん、英: Afforestation)は、木材生産や森林保全を目的として、木を植えることである。森林保全の中には、地盤の安定化、水資源の確保、生態系の保全、防風、防砂といったさまざまな目的が含まれる。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Reforestation)