Forestry Statistics 2011 - 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 22.2 thousand hectares in 2010-11.  Restocking accounted for 63% of this total.  Broadleaved species accounted for around four fifths (81%) of the new planting area but just 27% of the restocking area in 2010-11.

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

 

               

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

2010-11

0.0 2.5 2.5 2.3 1.7 4.0 2.3 4.2 6.5

Wales

                 

2006-07

0.0

0.5

0.6

2.1

0.9

3.0

2.2

1.4

3.6

2007-08

0.0 0.2 0.2 1.5 0.8 2.3 1.5 1.0 2.5

2008-09

0.0 0.2 0.2 1.4 0.8 2.2 1.4 1.0 2.4

2009-10

0.0 0.2 0.2 1.3 0.8 2.1 1.3 1.0 2.3

2010-11

0.0 0.3 0.3 1.3 0.8 2.1 1.3 1.1 2.4

Scotland

                 

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

2010-11

1.5 3.6 5.1 5.6 1.3 6.9 7.1 4.9 12.0

Northern Ireland

                 

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

2010-11

0.0 0.2 0.3 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.3 1.3

UK

                 

2006-07

2.1

8.7

10.8

15.3

3.6

19.0

17.5

12.3

29.8

2007-08

0.9 6.7 7.5 14.8 4.1 18.9 15.7 10.7 26.4

2008-09

1.2 5.2 6.4 12.1 4.0 16.1 13.3 9.3 22.6

2009-10 

0.5 4.9 5.4 11.5 3.6 15.1 12.0 8.5 20.5

2010-11

1.5 6.6 8.2 10.3 3.8 14.0 11.8 10.4 22.2

Source: Forestry Commission, Forest Service, grant schemes.

Notes:

1.  Non-FC/ FS figures are based on areas for which grants were paid during the year, together with an estimate of areas planted without grant aid.  Figures for grant-aided planting under Rural Development Contracts in Scotland relate to calendar years.

2.  The planting season lies both sides of 31 March, and the weather can cause planting to be advanced or delayed.

3.  Includes natural colonisation and natural regeneration.

Data: 

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

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