English version

old-growth forests/rainforest/timber etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishold-growth forests/rainforest/timber etcold-growth forests/rainforest/timber etcforests etc that have been growing in a place for a long time, rather than ones planted more recently old-growth
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old-growth forests/rainforest/timber etcLike the northern spotted owl, the tiny bird is dependent on old-growth forests.But propaganda that all old-growth forests are being hacked down willy-nilly is nonsense.The report has been welcomed by many legislators as the most authoritative and independent assessment of the old-growth timber industry ever prepared.The floors of old-growth forests tend to be fairly sterile because overhead canopies of leaves prevent light from reaching the ground.
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