1. Introduce to a place plant species that are known to have existed there naturally at a previous time. http://www.contacttrust.org.za/BiodiversityNetwork/webpage/docs/glossary.htm
2. Reestablishing vegetation on a disturbed site.
3. The act of planting reclaimed land with grasses,
trees, crops, etc.
4. The establishment of an effective vegetative ground
cover by either natural regeneration or sowing with a seed and fertilizer
mixture, to prevent soil erosion. It is preferable to use sterile hybrids if
using exotic species.
5. The natural or induced replacement of plants into a
6. The recurrence of the same plant community that
existed prior to clearing.
7. To cover bare mineral soil with plant re-growth. In
BMP application, this refers to the expeditious establishment of grasses to
minimize soil erosion.
8. To reestablish vegetation in a restoration site by
planting and seeding of indigenous species.
9. The re-establishment and development of a plant
cover. This may take place naturally through reproductive processes of the
existing flora or artificially through the direct action of reforestation or