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Forestry Statistics 2013 - Woodland Areas and Planting

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Table 1.11 presents the volume of broadleaved growing stock, broken down by principal species, ownership and country.

The total volume of broadleaved growing stock in Great Britain is 240 million m3 overbark standing (Table 1.11).

Oak (30%), Ash and Beech (both 14%) accounted for the majority of the broadleaved volume. To some extent, this reflects the distribution of species by area (see Table 1.9).

Table 1.11 Growing stock in GB by ownership and principal species: Broadleaves

Principal species

England

  Wales

Scotland

        GB

miilion cubic metres overbark standing

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   Oak

3.3

0.4

0.6

4.2

   Beech

2.8

0.4

0.1

3.2

   Sycamore

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.2

   Ash

0.4

0.1

0.0

0.5

   Birch

0.4

0.0

1.3

1.7

   Sweet chestnut

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.1

   Hazel

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.1

   Hawthorn

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

   Alder

0.1

0.0

0.1

0.2

   Willow

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

   Other broadleaves

1.0

0.5

1.0

2.5

    All broadleaves

8.1

1.4

3.1

12.7

Non-FC

       

   Oak

54.9

7.2

6.5

68.6

   Beech

22.8

2.3

5.3

30.4

   Sycamore

19.6

2.6

3.9

26.1

   Ash

25.8

4.9

2.7

33.4

   Birch

11.1

1.1

7.5

19.7

   Sweet chestnut

7.2

0.3

0.0

7.5

   Hazel

4.9

0.8

0.3

6.0

   Hawthorn

2.2

0.3

0.2

2.7

   Alder

6.2

1.6

1.7

9.5

   Willow

3.5

0.6

0.4

4.5

   Other broadleaves

16.3

1.0

2.6

19.9

    All broadleaves

173.6

22.5

30.9

227.1

Total

       

   Oak

58.2

7.6

7.0

72.8

   Beech

25.6

2.7

5.4

33.6

   Sycamore

19.7

2.7

3.9

26.3

   Ash

26.2

5.0

2.7

33.8

   Birch

11.5

1.1

8.8

21.4

   Sweet chestnut

7.3

0.3

0.0

7.6

   Hazel

4.9

0.8

0.3

6.1

   Hawthorn

2.2

0.3

0.2

2.7

   Alder

6.2

1.7

1.8

9.6

   Willow

3.5

0.6

0.4

4.5

   Other broadleaves

17.3

1.5

3.6

22.5

    All broadleaves

181.8

24.0

34.0

239.8

Source: National Forest Inventory preliminary estimates of quantities of broadleaved species in British woodlands, with special focus on ash (December, 2012).

These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics

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