There's a word similar to "rewilding" and "reforestation/afforestation" used to describe adding greenery to a barren landscape. I think it might be related to the word "verdure", but I'm not sure. It's on the tip of my tongue. Does anyone know it?
transitive verb. : to make green again especially : to restore (barren, degraded, or deforested land) to a healthy ecological state by planting vegetation (such as trees, shrubs, grasses, or sustainable crops) often in conjunction with improvements in soil fertility and water retention …
Environmentalists are trying to minimise the damage through a climate adaptation programme involving communities farming at over 3,000 metres to regreen the denuded mountains. (Fragile Land) Copyright 2014 The Killid Group
1 meta: Some issues with the MW site from this terminal, so not providing a link right now. See instead the ODOL:
with object To make green again; especially to re-establish plant growth.
Origin: Early 17th century; earliest use found in Joshua Sylvester (d. 1618), poet and translator. From re- + green.