Forestry Statistics 2012 - Woodland Areas and Planting

Woodland Area

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The Forestry Commission/Forest Service owned or managed 28% of the total woodland area in the UK in 2012 (Table 1.3). This proportion ranged from 17% of the woodland area in England to 69% in Northern Ireland.

Table 1.3 Area of woodland1 in the UK by ownership, 2008-2012

Ownership

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland2

        UK

thousand hectares

Forestry Commission/
Forest Service

         

     2008

214 115 482 61

873

     2009

214 115 481 61 872

     2010

213 115 478 61 868

     2011

213 115 479 61 869

     2012

214 117 481 62 874

Non-FC/FS woodland

         

     2008

1 071 188 890 26 2 175

     2009

1 073 188 894 26 2 182

     2010

1 076 188 900 27 2 191

     2011

1 079 189 904 27 2 199

     2012

1 081 187 912 44 2 223

Total woodland

         

     2008

1 285

303

1 372

87

3 048

     2009

1 288 303 1 376 88 3 054

     2010

1 290 303 1 378 88 3 059

     2011

1 292 304 1 383 88 3 067

     2012

1 295 304 1 392 105 3 097

Source: Forestry Commission, Forest Service, National Forest Inventory.

Notes:
1.   Figures for England, Wales and Scotland are based on data obtained from the National Forest Inventory (NFI) and adjusted for new planting, but at present no adjustment is made for woodland recently converted to another land use.

2.  Northern Ireland figures for 2012 are obtained from the Northern Ireland Woodland Register. 

 

 

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