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Forestry Statistics 2013 - Woodland Areas and Planting

National Forest Inventory

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Table 1.6 presents the area of conifers, broken down by age class, ownership and country.

Around two thirds (64%) of the coniferous woodland area in Great Britain was occupied by stands of 40 years old or younger (Table 1.6). A further 9% of stands were aged over 60 years.

Table 1.6 Stocked woodland area in GB by ownership and age class: Conifers

Age class (years)

England

  Wales

Scotland

        GB

thousand hectares

Forestry Commission

 

 

 

 

0-20

34 25 76 135

21-40

38

24

156

219

41-60

40

26

111

177

61-80

11

6

22

39

81-100

4

1

5

9

100+

1 0 3 4

All age classes 

128

81

374

583

Non-FC 

 

 

 

 

0-20 

23

8

154

185

21-40 

54

23

249

325

41-60 

87

15

97

200

61-80 

22

0

16

38

81-100 

3

2

7

11

100+ 

4

1

10

15

All age classes 

193

50

532

774

Total 

 

 

 

 

0-20

56

33

230

319

21-40

92

47

405

544

41-60

127

41

209

377

61-80

33

6

38

77

81-100

6

3

12

21

100+

4

1

13

19

All age classes

320

131

906

1 357

Source: National Forest Inventory: Standing timber volume for coniferous trees in Britain (April 2012).

Notes:

1. Stocked area only: excludes felled areas and (for non-FC land) open space.

These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics 

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