Forest Terminology Explained

Glossary

While undertaking research, you or your students may come across some terms that may need explaining, so we have made it easy for you.

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Understorey

The layer of forest vegetation between the overstorey or canopy and the ground layer.

Urban forestry

The cultivation and management of trees and forests within cities for their present and potential contribution to the physiological, sociological and economic wellbeing of urban society.