Forestry Statistics 2012 - Woodland Areas and Planting

Area of Farm Woodland

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Agricultural Censuses run by Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and the devolved administrations collect annual information on the land-use of farms. Table 1.10 below shows the area of woodland on farms.

The area of farm woodland in the UK has increased from 524 thousand hectares in 2002 to 786 thousand hectares in 2011 (Table 1.10). Around one half (54%) of all farm woodland is in Scotland, with a further 39% in England, 6% in Wales and the remainder in Northern Ireland.

Table 1.10 Area of farm woodland, 2002-2011

Year

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand hectares

2002

267.0 38.8 209.9 7.9 523.6

2003

262.9 36.5 236.6 8.4 544.4

2004

274.1 41.7 239.0 8.2 563.0

2005

291.7 44.9 238.0 8.6 583.2

2006

296.0 51.3 249.3 9.6 606.2

2007

305.4 67.9 279.9 9.9 663.1

2008

318.8 59.2 317.3 9.9 705.2

2009 

303.7 60.8 350.8 10.3 725.7

2010

295.3 69.1 399.8 10.2  774.4

2011

304.9 44.2 426.1 10.8 785.9

Source: June Agricultural Census - Defra, The Scottish Government, Welsh Government, Northern Ireland Executive.

 

Figure 1.5 Area of farm woodland, 1981-2011

Figure 1.5 Area of farm woodland, 1981-2011

Source: June Agricultural Census - Defra, The Scottish Government, Welsh Government, Northern Ireland Executive.

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