Forestry Statistics 2008 - 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 26.4 thousand hectares in 2007-08. Restocking accounted for 72% of this total. Broadleaved species accounted for the majority (89%) of new planting but just 22% of the restocking area in 2007-08.

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

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

2.0

0.9

2.8

2.1

6.0

8.2

2005-06

0.1

3.6

3.7

2.1

1.1

3.2

2.2

4.7

6.9

2006-07

0.1

3.1

3.2

1.8

0.9

2.8

1.9

4.0

5.9

2007-08

0.12.52.62.01.53.52.14.06.1

Scotland

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

8.8

1.6

10.4

10.7

5.4

16.1

2005-06

1.0

3.0

4.0

7.8

1.2

9.0

8.8

4.2

13.0

2006-07

2.0

4.6

6.6

10.6

1.8

12.4

12.6

6.4

19.0

2007-08

0.73.44.210.81.812.611.55.216.7

Wales

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

1.3

0.5

1.8

1.4

1.0

2.4

2005-06

0.0

0.5

0.5

1.8

1.0

2.8

1.8

1.5

3.2

2006-07

0.0

0.4

0.4

2.1

0.9

3.0

2.2

1.2

3.4

2007-08

0.00.20.21.50.82.31.51.02.5

Northern Ireland

2003-04

0.1

0.4

0.5

0.9

0.2

1.1

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

2007-08

0.10.50.60.50.00.50.60.51.1

UK

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

13.0

3.0

16.1

15.1

12.8

28.0

2005-06

1.1

7.6

8.7

12.5

3.4

15.9

13.7

11.0

24.6

2006-07

2.1

8.5

10.7

15.3

3.6

19.0

17.5

12.2

29.6

2007-08

0.96.77.514.84.118.915.710.826.4

Source: Forestry Commission, Forest Service, grant schemes.

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