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  • (Silviculture, ecology) A community of trees possessing sufficient uniformity to be distinguishable from adjacent communities, so forming a silvicultural, management or ecological entity. In some countries there is an arbitrary minimum area, e.g. 1 ha. (≈ Ford-Robertson 1983)
    (Dendrochronology) In dendrochronology, this term usually refers to a forest of undefined surface in a defined plot.
German: Bestand
French: peuplement
Italian: popolamento
Spanish: rodal
Portuguese: população