Forestry Statistics 2010 - Woodland Areas and Planting

Land use

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Woodland accounted for 72% of all Forestry Commission/ Forest Service land in the UK in 2010. This proportion was highest in Wales (85%) and lowest in Scotland (67%).

Table 1.5 Land use of the FC and FS, 2006-2010

Year (ending 31/3)

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand hectares

Woodland1

 

 

   

 

     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

Other land1,2

         

     2006

55 17 208 15 296

     2007

55 18 210 14 297

     2008

56 18 215 14 304

     2009

57 19 219 14 309

     2010

57 19 217 14 308

Total FC/ FS land area

         

     2006

259 125 668 76 1 128

     2007

257 124 666 76 1 124

     2008

258 124 667 76 1 125

     2009

258 124 665 76 1 123

     2010

257 124 660 75 1 116

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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