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Forestry Statistics 2015 - Woodland Areas and Planting

Area of Farm Woodland

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Agricultural Censuses run by Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and the devolved administrations collect annual information on the land-use of farms. Table 1.12 below shows the area of woodland on farms.

The area of farm woodland in the UK has increased from 583 thousand hectares in 2005 to 898 thousand hectares in 2014 (Table 1.12). Around one half (53%) of all farm woodland is in Scotland, with a further 37% in England, 8% in Wales and the remaining 1% in Northern Ireland.

Table 1.12 Area of farm woodland, 2005-2014

Year

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand hectares

2005

291.7 44.9 238.0 8.6 583.2

2006

296.0 51.3 249.3 9.6 606.2

2007

305.4 67.9 279.9 9.9 663.1

2008

318.8 59.2 317.3 9.9 705.2

2009

303.7 60.8 350.8 10.3 725.7

2010 

295.3 69.1 399.8 10.2 774.4

2011

304.9 44.2 426.1 10.8  785.9

2012

308.4 62.6 445.4 11.0 827.5

2013

324.9 63.4 466.8 10.3 865.4

2014

331.3 75.7 479.4 11.1 897.5

Source: June Agricultural Census - Defra, The Scottish Government, Welsh Government, Northern Ireland Executive.

 

Figure 1.5 Area of farm woodland, 1981-2014

Figure 1.5 Area of farm woodland, 1981-2012

Source: June Agricultural Census - Defra, The Scottish Government, Welsh Government, Northern Ireland Executive.

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