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Forestry Statistics 2015 - Woodland Areas and Planting

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Figures 1.4a and 1.4b show that, whilst the conifer area is dominated by a small number of species (Sitka spruce and Scots pine together account for around two thirds of the conifer area), broadleaves are more varied.

Figure 1.4a  Principal tree species in GB by stocked area: Conifers

Figure 1.4a Principal tree species in GB by stocked area: Conifers 

Source: National Forest Inventory: 50-year forecast of softwood availability (Forestry Commission, April 2014).

Notes:

1. Stocked area only: excludes felled areas and (for private sector land) open space.

2.  Areas at 31 March 2012.

These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics

Figure 1.4b  Principal tree species in GB by stocked area: Broadleaves

Figure 1.4b Principal tree species in GB by stocked area: Broadleaves 

Source: National Forest Inventory: 50-year forecast of hardwood availability (Forestry Commission, April 2014).

Notes:

1. Stocked area only: excludes felled areas and (for private sector land) open space.

2.  Areas at 31 March 2012.

These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics 

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