Forestry Statistics 2010 - Woodland Areas and Planting

Woodland area by ownership

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The Forestry Commission/ Forest Service owned or managed 28% of the total woodland area in the UK in 2010. This proportion ranged from 18% of the woodland area in England to 70% in Northern Ireland.

Table 1.3 Area of woodland in the UK by ownership, 2006-2010

Ownership

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand hectares

Forestry Commission/
Forest Service

         

     2006

204

108

460

61

832

     2007

202

107

457

61

827

     2008

202 106 452 61

821

     2009

201 105 447 61 814

     2010

199 105 443 61 809

Non-FC/FS woodland

         

     2006

918 178 876 25 1 997

     2007

922 178 884 26 2 010

     2008

925 179 890 26 2 020

     2009

928 179 894 26 2 027

     2010

931 179 900 27 2 037

Total woodland

         

     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

1 128 284 1 341 88 2 841

     2010

1 130 284 1 343 88 2 846

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

 

 

 

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