Forestry Statistics 2009 - Woodland Areas and Planting

Land use

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Woodland accounted for 73% of all Forestry Commission/ Forest Service land in the UK in 2009. This proportion was highest in Wales (85%) and lowest in Scotland (67%).

Table 1.5 Land-use of the Forestry Commission and Forest Service, 2005-2009

Year (ending 31/3)

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand hectares

Woodland1

     2005

20510946361

838

     2006

204

108

460

61

832

     2007

202

107

45761

827

     2008

20210645261821

     2009

20110544761814

Other land1,2

     2005

541720515291

     2006

551720815296

     2007

551821014297

     2008

561821514304

     2009

571921914309

Total FC/ FS land area

     2005

259126668761 129

     2006

259125668761 128

     2007

257124666761 124

     2008

258124667761 125

     2009

258124665761 123

Source: Forestry Commission, Forest Service.

Notes:

1. The definitions used by Forestry Commission and Forest Service have varied over time, so there are some small inconsistencies in the comparisons in Table 1.5.

2. 'Other land' includes agricultural land and areas of moorland and mountain.

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