Forestry Statistics 2012 - Woodland Areas and Planting

New planting and restocking

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The total area of new planting and restocking in the UK was around 25 thousand hectares in 2011-12 (Table 1.11). Restocking accounted for 48% of this total. Broadleaved species accounted for almost three quarters (73%) of the new planting area but just 28% of the restocking area in 2011-12.

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

 

               

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

2011-12 

0.0 2.6 2.6 2.0 1.6 3.6 2.1 4.2 6.2

Wales

                 

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

2011-12 

0.1 0.6 0.7 1.4 0.6 2.0 1.5 1.2 2.7

Scotland

                 

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

2011-12 

3.3 5.7 9.0 4.6 1.1 5.7 7.9 6.8 14.7

Northern Ireland

                 

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

2011-12 

0.0 0.3 0.3  0.5 0.1  0.5 0.5 0.3 0.8

UK

                 

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

2011-12 

3.5 9.2 12.7 8.5 3.3 11.8 11.9 12.5 24.5

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. Estimate of areas planted without grant aid are also included (where possible), although non-grant aided planting may be under-represented in the figures. 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 Statistics web page.

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