I'm looking for a word that represents a young wood of forest. In German, you would say "junger Bestand". What is the equivalent English expression - young stand, young stock or some other word?

  • sorry, in case that anyone knows an expression...
    – parallax
    Aug 19, 2015 at 18:35
  • A young grove comes to mind if you mean the entire forested area. A young stand could also work for a few trees within an area. Sapling is a word for a young tree. Can you further clarify if you mean a tree or a group of trees? Aug 19, 2015 at 18:36
  • Thank you Michael, yes I mean it could be a few trees in a smaller area or even a reforested area (few hectars).
    – parallax
    Aug 19, 2015 at 18:40
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    Possibly "new growth forest" or "new growth woodland".
    – TimR
    Aug 19, 2015 at 21:09
  • For a plantation of trees - "afforestation". Aug 20, 2015 at 1:55

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I grew up in a large forest where logging happened frequently. "New growth forest" is the term used for an area that had been logged and had new trees growing.

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