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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishold-growthˈold-growth adjective [only before noun]   old-growth forests/rainforest/timber etc
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old-growthBut propaganda that all old-growth forests are being hacked down willy-nilly is nonsense.The floors of old-growth forests tend to be fairly sterile because overhead canopies of leaves prevent light from reaching the ground.Like the northern spotted owl, the tiny bird is dependent on old-growth forests.Somehow they have to protect Young as if he were the last old-growth redwood tree.Frank Riggs, R-Windsor, whose district includes the hotly contested grove of old-growth redwoods.The report has been welcomed by many legislators as the most authoritative and independent assessment of the old-growth timber industry ever prepared.
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