second growth


Definition of second growth

: forest trees that come up naturally after removal of the first growth by cutting or by fire

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Recent Examples on the Web Permira aims to raise some $2.5 billion for its second growth fund focused on investments in smaller, growing technology companies, people familiar with the fund said. Laura Cooper, WSJ, 9 June 2021 Most people here would like to see a sustainable and responsible logging industry that focuses on second growth and utilizes the thousands of miles of logging roads that already exist in the Tongass. Bjorn Dihle, Outdoor Life, 28 Sep. 2020 One of the aims of Ethiopia’s second growth and transformation plan is to build a robust digital infrastructure. Yohannes Eneyew Ayalew, Quartz Africa, 4 Apr. 2020 Their goal is to put the second growth forest on track to become an old grove. NBC News, 28 July 2019 The second growth had doubled in size, so she was set to have a smaller surgery to take care of it. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Mar. 2019 Although the Médoc wines were ranked as first through fifth growths—with the top including such famous names as Lafite and Latour—the wines of Sauternes and Barsac were ranked only as first and second growths. Lettie Teague, WSJ, 24 Aug. 2018 In 1984, the ponderosa pine and oak forest around my new home was young second growth after logging in the early 20th century. Maureen Gilmer, idahostatesman, 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of second growth

1829, in the meaning defined above

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“Second growth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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