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Meaning of RIPARIAN FOREST

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  woodlands along the banks of stream or river
 
 See Also: forest, timber, timberland, woodland

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The broad-leaved and winter deciduous, phreatophytic tree formation that lines watercourses.
    Source: Ornduff, R. "An Introduction to California Plant Life." 1974.
  2. Streamside forest composed of either wetland species (e.g., willow, cottonwood, etc.) or non-wetland species (e.g., oak, walnut, California bay).
 

 

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