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Forestry Statistics 2014 - Woodland Areas and Planting

New planting and restocking

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In 2013-14 most new planting (95%) took place on private sector land (Table 1.14). In contrast, more than two-thirds of restocking (69%) took place on FC/NRW/FS land. 

Table 1.14 New planting & restocking by ownership

Year
(ending 31/3)

New Planting

Restocking

Total
thousand hectares

 

 FC/NRW/ FS

Private sector

 Total

 FC/NRW/ FS

Private sector

 Total

 FC/NRW/ FS

Private sector

 Total

England

 

     

 

       

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 2.5 1.5 4.0 2.5 4.0 6.5

2011-12 

0.0 2.6 2.6 2.2 1.5 3.6 2.2 4.1 6.2

2012-13

0.0 2.6 2.6 2.2 1.7 4.0 2.2 4.3 6.6

2013-14

0.0 3.3 3.3 2.1 2.4 4.5 2.1 5.8 7.8

Wales

                 

2009-10

0.0 0.2 0.2 1.4 0.6 2.1 1.4 0.8 2.3

2010-11

0.0 0.3 0.3 1.4 0.7 2.1 1.4 1.0 2.4

2011-12 

0.0 0.8 0.8 1.2 0.8 2.0 1.2 1.5 2.7

2012-13 

0.0 0.9 0.9 1.3 0.6 2.0 1.3 1.6 2.9

2013-14

0.0 0.9 0.9 1.6 0.7 2.3 1.6 1.6 3.2

Scotland

                 

2009-10

0.7 2.0 2.7 3.6 6.0 9.5 4.3 7.9 12.3

2010-11

0.8 5.2 6.0 5.3 1.7 6.9 6.1 6.8 12.9

2011-12 

1.3 7.7 9.0 4.7 1.0 5.7 6.0 8.7 14.7

2012-13

0.8 6.2 7.0 4.7 1.3 6.0 5.6 7.5 13.1

2013-14

0.6 7.7 8.3 6.2 1.7 7.9 6.8 9.4 16.2

Northern Ireland

                 

2009-10 

0.0 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.7 0.6 0.3 0.9

2010-11

0.0 0.3 0.3 0.9 0.2 1.0 0.9 0.5 1.3

2011-12 

0.0 0.3 0.3 0.9 0.1 1.0 0.9 0.4 1.3

2012-13 

0.0 0.3 0.3 1.1 0.1 1.2 1.1 0.4 1.4

2013-14

0.0 0.3 0.3 1.1 0.1 1.2 1.1 0.4 1.5

UK

                 

2009-10 

0.7 4.7 5.4 7.1 8.0 15.1 7.9 12.7 20.5

2010-11

0.8 8.3 9.1 10.0 4.1 14.0 10.8 12.3 23.1

2011-12 

1.3 11.4 12.7 8.9 3.3 12.3 10.3 14.7 25.0

2012-13 

0.9 9.9 10.8 9.3 3.8 13.1 10.2 13.8 23.9

2013-14

0.6 12.3 12.9 10.9 4.9 15.8 11.5 17.2 28.7

Source: Forestry Commission, Natural Resources Wales, Forest Service, grant schemes.

Notes:

1.  Private sector 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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