My heading is a little vauge because it is hard to express in one sentence.
I am imagining our present day Earth returned to a 'undamaged state' one not 'destroyed by humans'.
This is done by a crazy and powerful magician/magic person who basically has the indigenous plants and animals reappearing almost overnight. Trees, plants and grass grow extremely fast outgrowing the aleins, springing up in any crack and cranny. Once they have leaverage they expand the cracks and continue to recolonize. Cut down an indigenous plant it almost immediately reappears, shooting an indegenous animal has the same effect. However they function normally among one another, so animals still eat each other etc.
I am not asking about what it would be that would grow or how it would work. The person who is causing this is crazy, he/she is expressing his/her opnion on the whole Earth. There is even the posibility that his/her preconcieved notion of modern wild horses roaming the plains of America would mean they were part of the 'recolinization' despite the fact that origionally there were no modern horses there.
Also the magic entity is not taking the world back to Jurassic times, he/she is taking it back to a time of early human civilisation. Most Importantly it does not have to be hundred percent accurate as it is, to some degree, the entity's notion of that time. Assume that however it is mainly/mostly accurate.
The entity will not feature, I am setting a scene.
What I want to occur due to these drastic changes is a break down of our modern way of living. For example in places that used to be densely wooded all roads and cities will disappear and people will have to scavange and hunt etc.
I am worried about naturally grassy areas though, cities would not be destroyed by the mega-growth and walls could still be built to keep out the preditors etc. Farming would be difficult but possible and the animals easily hunted.
A huge breakdown needs to occur. Monoculture farms and feedlots will get overwhelmed with a wave of natural inhabitants and disappear. If on top of this factories stop producing, trade breaks down etc I will get the desired effect but how to do it where the natural inhabitants are not threatening? In essence I can only strangle everything in forest where there really is forest...
The end result should be scattered groups of people slowly rebuilding to a feudal way of life but with key differences. Our technology is not gone just mainly not usable. Inteprid scavangers could find solar panels, stainless steel knifes etc and trade with them. These can still be used. The main key is the lawlessness of the new world, nature is once again the ultimate, not government or men with bulldozers.