Forestry Statistics 2009 - Woodland Areas and Planting

Area of Farm Woodland

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Agricultural Censuses run by Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and the devolved administrations collect annual information on the land-use of farms. The table below shows the area of woodland on farms.

The area of farm woodland in the UK has increased from 501 thousand hectares in 1999 to 705 thousand hectares in 2008. Almost half (45%) of all farm woodland is in England, with a further 45% in Scotland, 8% in Wales and the remainder in Northern Ireland.

Table 1.10 Area of farm woodland, 1999 to 2008

Year

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand hectares

1999

255.440.4197.28.2

501.2

2000

253.2

37.1

200.6

8.6

499.5

2001

266.2

36.7

202.98.2

513.9

2002

267.038.8209.97.9523.6

2003

262.936.5236.68.4544.4

2004

274.141.7239.08.2563.0

2005

291.744.9238.08.6583.2

2006

296.051.3249.39.6606.2

2007

305.467.9279.99.9663.1

2008

318.859.2317.310.0705.3

Source: June Agricultural Census - Defra, Welsh Assembly Government, The Scottish Government, Northern Ireland Executive.

Figure 1.3 Area of farm woodland, 1981-2008

Figure 1.3 Area of farm woodland

Source: June Agricultural Census - Defra, Welsh Assembly Government, The Scottish Government, Northern Ireland Executive.

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