Forestry Statistics 2010 - 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 20.4 thousand hectares in 2009-10. Restocking accounted for 74% of this total. Broadleaved species accounted for the majority (90%) of new planting but just 24% of the restocking area in 2009-10.

Table 1.11 New planting & restocking by forest type

Year
(ending 31/3)

New plantingRestockingTotal
thousand hectares

 

Conifers

Broadleaves

Total

Conifers

Broadleaves

Total

Conifers

Broadleaves

Total

England

 

               

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 2.5 2.5 1.7 1.7 3.5 1.7 4.2 6.0

2009-10 

0.0 2.3 2.3 1.5 1.3 2.8 1.5 3.6 5.1

Wales

                 

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

2009-10

0.0 0.1 0.1 1.3 0.8 2.1 1.3 0.9 2.2

Scotland

                 

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

2009-10

0.5 2.2 2.7 8.0 1.5 9.5 8.6 3.7 12.3

Northern Ireland

                 

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

2009-10 

0.0 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.0 0.7 0.7 0.2 0.9

UK

                 

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 5.1 6.4 12.1 4.0 16.1 13.3 9.2 22.5

2009-10 

0.5 4.8 5.4 11.5 3.6 15.1 12.0 8.4 20.4

Source: Forestry Commission, Forest Service, grant schemes.

Data: 

Longer time series of the above table are available from the Woodland Area and Planting Statistics web page.

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