Natural forest

A forest which has evolved as a sequence of natural succession but still showing anthropogenic influences. Also, forests that have developed from unmanaged pastures or from fallow land; Natural forests are composed of indigenous trees, not planted by man. Or in other words forest excluding plantations. Natural forests are further classified using the following criteria: forest fomation (or type) closed/open, degree of human disturbance or modification, species composition.[fn]Source:(EFI 2002) from European Forest Institute, Internal Report No. 6, 2002 "Compliation of Forestry Terms and Definitions" by Schuck, Paivinen, Hytonen, and Pajari.[/fn]