Forestry Statistics 2009 - 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 2009. 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, 2005-2009

Ownership

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand hectares

Forestry Commission/
Forest Service

     2005

205

109

463

61

838

     2006

204

108

460

61

832

     2007

202

107

457

61

827

     2008

20210645261

821

     2009

20110544761814

Non-FC/FS woodland

     2005

914177871251 987

     2006

918178876251 997

     2007

922178884262 010

     2008

925179890262 020

     2009

928179894262 027

Total woodland

     2005

1 1192861 334852 825

     2006

1 121

285

1 337

86

2 829

     2007

1 124

285

1 341

87

2 837

     2008

1 127

285

1 342

87

2 841

     2009

1 1282841 341882 841

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

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