1. Conversion of
bare land into forest land by planting of forest trees.
2. The planting of a forest crop on land that has not previously,
or not recently, carried a forest crop.
Artificial establishment of forest on lands which
previously did not carry forest with a living canopy.
Establishment of ground cover of trees, shrubs
and grasses on a barren land where no forest existed until fifty
years ago or earlier
Siyag, P.R., 1998
The conversion from other land uses into forest,
or the increase of the canopy cover to above the 10% threshold.
Establishment of forest plantations on land that,
until then, was not classified as forest. Implies a transformation
from non-forest to forest.
The direct human-induced conversion of land that
has not been forested for a period of at least 50 years to forested
land through planting, seeding and/or the human-induced promotion
of natural seed sources.
The establishment of a planted forest on non-forested land