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Softwood Production Forecast

The 2011 forecast, using data from the National Forest Inventory together with Forestry Commission growth and yield models, provides forecasts of forest metrics such as:

  • Standing volume;
  • Increment;
  • Softwood availability.
The 2011 forecast reports cover the 25-year period 2012-2036.

More information can be found on the National Forest Inventory pages.

Previous forecasts of softwood availability were published every five years. The most recent, 2005 forecast covers softwood availability from the Forestry Commission (Great Britain) and the Forest Service (Northern Ireland) and potential softwood availability from the Private Sector (United Kingdom).