Forestry Statistics 2008 - Woodland Areas and Planting

National Inventory of Woodland and Trees

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44% of the GB woodland area in 1995-99 was personally owned. A further 35% was owned or managed by the Forestry Commission.

Table 1.6 Area of woodland1 in GB by ownership type

Ownership type

England

Scotland

   Wales

       GB

thousand hectares

Forestry Commission

223

539

120

882

Other public body (not FC)

2713545

Local authority

61

11

8

80

Private forestry or timber business

7

28

6

41

Other private business

147

101

26

273

Personal

481

533

96

1 110

Charity

6814890

Community ownership or common land

4015

Unclassified

413118

Total

1 022

1 253

270

2 545

Not National Statistics.

Source: 1995-99 National Inventory of Woodland and Trees.

Notes:

1. Excludes woods of less than 2 hectares.


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