Forestry Statistics 2012 - Woodland Areas and Planting

National Inventory of Woodland and Trees

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44% of the GB woodland area in 1995-99 was personally owned (Table 1.6). A further 35% was owned or managed by the Forestry Commission.

Table 1.6 Area of woodland1 in GB by ownership type

Ownership type

England

  Wales

Scotland

        GB

thousand hectares

Forestry Commission

223

120

539

882

Other public body (not FC)

27 5 13 45

Local authority

61

8

11

80

Private forestry or timber business

7

6

28

41

Other private business

147

26

101

273

Personal

481

96

533

1 110

Charity

68 8 14 90

Community ownership or common land

4 1 0 5

Unclassified

4 1 13 18

Total

1 022

270

1 253

2 545

Source: 1995-99 National Inventory of Woodland and Trees.

Notes:

1. Excludes woods of less than 2 hectares.

These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

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