Forestry Statistics 2009 - 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 21.8 thousand hectares in 2008-09. Restocking accounted for 73% of this total. Broadleaved species accounted for the majority (80%) of new planting but just 24% of the restocking area in 2008-09.

Table 1.11 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

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

0.1 2.5 2.6 2.0 1.5 3.5 2.1 4.0 6.1

2008-09

0.0 2.1 2.1 1.7 1.5 3.2 1.7 3.6 5.3

Wales

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

0.0 0.2 0.2 1.5 0.8 2.3 1.5 1.0 2.5

2008-09

0.0 0.1 0.1 1.4 0.8 2.2 1.4 0.9 2.3

Scotland

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

0.7 3.4 4.2 10.8 1.8 12.6 11.5 5.2 16.7

2008-09

1.2 2.3 3.4 8.2 1.4 9.6 9.3 3.7 13.0

Northern Ireland

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

0.1 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.6 0.5 1.1

2008-09

0.0 0.3 0.3 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.8 0.3 1.1

UK

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

0.9 6.7 7.5 14.8 4.1 18.9 15.7 10.8 26.4

2008-09

1.2 4.7 5.9 12.1 3.8 15.9 13.3 8.5 21.8

Source: Forestry Commission, Forest Service, grant schemes.

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