Forestry Statistics 2008 - 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 2008. 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, 2004-2008

Ownership

England

Scotland

   Wales

Northern
Ireland

       UK

thousand hectares

Forestry Commission/ Forest Service

          2004

205

465

110

62

842

          2005

205

463

109

61

838

          2006

204

460

108

61

832

          2007

202

457

107

61

827

          2008

20245210661821

Non-FC/FS woodland

          2004

909865176241 974

          2005

914871177251 987

          2006

918876178251 997

          2007

922884178262 010

          2008

925890179262 020

Total woodland

          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

          2008

1 1271 342285872 841

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

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