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  1. the act of renewing tree cover by establishing young trees; regeneration usually maintains the same forest type and is done promptly after the previous stand or forest was removed; regeneration may be artificial (direct seeding or planting) or natural (natural seeding, coppice or root suckers) [Source: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Bear River Demo Forest, http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/demoforest/definitions.html]