Forestry Statistics 2010 - Woodland Areas and Planting

Area of woodland: 2010

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The area of woodland in the UK at 31 March 2010 is 2.8 million hectares. Of this total, 1.3 million hectares (47%) is in Scotland, 1.1 million hectares (40%) is in England, 0.3 million hectares (10%) is in Wales and 0.1 million hectares (3%) is in Northern Ireland.

Table 1.1 Area of woodland by ownership & forest type at 31 March 2010

Forest type and ownership

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand hectares

Conifers

 

 

 

 

 

          FC/ FS woodland

144

90

413

56

703

          Non-FC/ FS woodland2

220

65

627

10

922

            Total

364

155

1 040

66

1 625

Broadleaves1

 

 

 

 

 

          FC/ FS woodland

55 15 30 6 105

          Non-FC/ FS woodland2

712 114 273 16 1 115

            Total

766 129 303 22 1 220

Total

 

 

 

 

 

          FC/ FS woodland

199 105 443 61 809

          Non-FC/ FS woodland2

931 179 900 27 2 037

            Total

1 130 284 1 343 88 2 846

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

Notes:

1. Broadleaves include coppice and coppice with standards.

2. Non-FC woodland figures for England, Wales and Scotland are based on the 1995-99 National Inventory of Woodland and Trees (NIWT) and adjusted for new planting and sales of FC woodland, but at present no adjustment is made for woodland converted to another land-use, nor for changes in woodland composition at restocking. They include non-FC publicly owned woodland. The NIWT did not include Northern Ireland.

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