Second growth vegetation growing on what once was lowland tropical humid forest.
Second Growth Forest and Woodlands
Second growth habitats are largely a successional stage of vegetation that grows after the primary forest is cleared. Most second growth habitats occur in areas where the primary or the mature forest was cleared by humans.
Natural disturbances that eliminate the forest, such as fire, landslides, or wind damage also result in the growth of a successional stage that leads towards the forest type that once covered such area.
Dense second growth thickets.
Second growth forest a few years after the primary forest was cleared.
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