What is the process of re-growing a forest that once existed but was cut-down in the past called?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 4 weeks ago

What is the process of re-growing a forest that once existed but was cut-down in the past called?
 
(a) Deforestation
 
(b) Jhum cultivation
 
(c) Reforestation
 
(d) Greenhouse effect
 
The question was posed to me in an online interview.
 
My doubt is from Environmental Issues in chapter Environmental Issues of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 4 weeks ago

Right answer is (c) Reforestation
 
Easiest explanation: The process of restoring or re-growing a forest that once existed but was removed or cut-down in the past is known as the reforestation. It is also known as afforestation. It may occur naturally but the process can be sped up by planting more trees.