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Forestry Statistics 2013 - Woodland Areas and Planting

National Forest Inventory

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Table 1.7 presents the area of broadleaves, broken down by age class, ownership and country.

Around one half (48%) of the broadleaved area was occupied by stands of 40 years old or younger (Table 1.7). A further one third (32%) of stands were aged over 60 years.

Table 1.7 Stocked woodland area in GB by ownership and age class: Broadleaves

Age class (years)

England

  Wales

Scotland

        GB

thousand hectares

Forestry Commission

       

0-20

8

6

10

23

21-40

5

2

5

11

41-60

12

2

3

18

61-80

12

2

4

17

81-100

4

1

2

6

100+

10 1 4 15

All age classes

50

14

27

91

Non-FC

       

0-20

190 24 58 272

21-40

197 30 76 303

41-60

160 21 62 243

61-80

145 13 24 183

81-100

81 12 8 100

100+

63 14 8 85

All age classes

836 113 238 1 186

Total

       

0-20

197 30 68 295

21-40

202 31 81 314

41-60

172 23 66 261

61-80

157 15 28 200

81-100

84 12 10 107

100+

73 15 12 100

All age classes

886 126 265 1 277

Source: National Forest Inventory preliminary estimates of quantities of broadleaved species in British woodlands, with special focus on ash (December, 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

Links to Forestry Statistics 2013