Forestry Statistics 2007 - Woodland Areas and Planting

New planting & restocking by forest type

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The total area of new planting and restocking in the UK was 28.3 thousand hectares in 2006-07. Restocking accounted for almost two thirds of this total. Broadleaved species accounted for the majority (80%) of new planting but just 20% of the restocking area in 2006-07.

Table 1.12 New planting and restocking by forest type

Year
(ending 31/3)

New planting Restocking Total
thousand hectares

Conifers

Broadleaves

Total

Conifers

Broadleaves

Total

Conifers

Broadleaves

Total

England

2002-03

0.5

5.4

5.9

2.4

0.9

3.4

3.0

6.3

9.2

2003-04

0.2

4.4

4.6

2.3

0.9

3.2

2.5

5.3

7.8

2004-05

0.2

5.1

5.3

1.9

0.9

2.8

2.1

6.0

8.1

2005-06

0.1

3.6

3.7

2.1

1.1

3.2

2.2

4.6

6.8

2006-07

0.1

3.1

3.2

1.8

0.9

2.7

1.9

4.0

5.9

Scotland

2002-03

3.0

3.7

6.7

7.4

1.1

8.5

10.3

4.9

15.2

2003-04

2.6

4.2

6.8

7.6

1.3

8.9

10.2

5.5

15.7

2004-05

1.9

3.8

5.7

8.0

1.5

9.5

9.9

5.3

15.2

2005-06

1.0

3.0

4.0

7.1

1.1

8.2

8.1

4.1

12.2

2006-07

2.0

4.6

6.6

9.8

1.7

11.4

11.8

6.3

18.0

Wales

2002-03

0.0

0.3

0.3

1.6

0.3

1.9

1.6

0.6

2.2

2003-04

0.0

0.4

0.5

1.4

0.5

1.8

1.4

0.9

2.3

2004-05

0.0

0.5

0.5

1.2

0.4

1.6

1.2

1.0

2.1

2005-06

0.0

0.5

0.5

1.6

0.9

2.5

1.6

1.4

2.9

2006-07

0.0

0.4

0.4

1.9

0.8

2.7

1.9

1.2

3.1

Northern Ireland

2002-03

0.5

0.1

0.6

0.6

0.1

0.7

1.1

0.2

1.3

2003-04

0.1

0.4

0.5

0.9

0.2

1.0

1.0

0.6

1.6

2004-05

0.0

0.3

0.4

0.9

0.1

1.0

0.9

0.4

1.3

2005-06

0.0

0.6

0.6

0.8

0.2

0.9

0.8

0.7

1.5

2006-07

0.0

0.5

0.5

0.7

0.1

0.8

0.8

0.5

1.3

UK

2002-03

4.0

9.5

13.5

12.0

2.5

14.5

16.0

12.0

28.0

2003-04

2.9

9.5

12.4

12.1

2.8

14.9

15.1

12.3

27.3

2004-05

2.1

9.8

11.9

12.0

2.9

14.8

14.1

12.7

26.7

2005-06

1.1

7.6

8.7

11.6

3.3

14.8

12.7

10.8

23.5

2006-07

2.1

8.5

10.7

14.2

3.5

17.7

16.3

12.0

28.3

Source: Forestry Commission, Forest Service, grant schemes.


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