Forestry Statistics 2007 - Woodland Areas and Planting

Woodland area by ownership

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The Forestry Commission/ Forest Service owned or managed 29% of the total woodland area in the UK in 2007. This proportion ranged from 18% of the woodland area in England to 70% in Northern Ireland.

Table 1.3 Area of woodland in the United Kingdom by ownership, 2003-2007

Ownership

England

Scotland

   Wales

Northern
Ireland

       UK

thousand hectares

Forestry Commission/ Forest Service

          2003

207

470

110

61

848

          2004

205

465

110

62

842

          2005

205

463

109

61

838

          2006

204

460

108

61

832

          2007

202

457

107

61

827

Non-FC/FS woodland

          2003

904857176241 960

          2004

909865176241 974

          2005

914871177251 987

          2006

918876178251 997

          2007

922884178262 010

Total woodland

          2003

1 1101 327285852 807

          2004

1 1141 330286862 816

          2005

1 119

1 334

286

85

2 825

          2006

1 121

1 337

285

86

2 829

          2007

1 124

1 341

285

87

2 837

Source: Forestry Commission, Forest Service, 1995-99 National Inventory of Woodland and Trees.


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