Forestry Commission logo

Forestry Statistics 2016 - Woodland Areas and Planting

Felling

previous | next  

Table 1.16a shows the number of sites where a Statutory Plant Health Notice has been served in the UK since 2010-11 and Table 1.16b shows the area required to be felled under these Notices. The tables cover all woodland, including sites owned or managed by the Forestry Commission, Natural Resources Wales or the Forest Service.

A total of 186 sites were served with Statutory Plant Health Notices between April 2015 and March 2016.

Table 1.16a Number of sites where a Statutory Plant Health Notice has been served1, 2010-11 to 2015-16

Year

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

UK

2010-11

114

46

1

10

171

2011-12

131

90

14

16

251

2012-13

168

89

123

15

395

2013-14

225

272

76

28

601

2014-15

142

71

9

17

239

2015-16

92

57

34

3

186

Source: Forestry Commission, Natural Resources Wales, Forest Service

Note:

1.  The number of sites where infection by Phytophthora ramorum has been confirmed, or where there is sufficient suspicion of infection, and a Statutory Plant Health Notice has been served on the landowner.

These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics

Areas requiring felling under Statutory Plant Health Notices totalled 1.8 thousand hectares in 2015-16. Most of the area to be felled in 2015-16 was in Wales (84%), 8% was in England, and 7% in Scotland.

Table 1.16b Felling areas under Statutory Plant Health Notices1, 2010-11 to 2015-16

Year

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

UK

thousand hectares 

2010-11

1.2

0.8

0.0

0.3

2.3

2011-12

0.5

0.5

0.1

0.1

1.1

2012-13

0.5

1.5

0.4

0.2

2.5

2013-14

0.8

4.6

0.3

0.5

6.2

2014-15

0.3

 0.4

0.0

0.0

 0.7

2015-16

0.2

1.5

0.1

0.0

1.8

Source: Forestry Commission, Natural Resources Wales, Forest Service

Note:

1. The area that is required to be felled within the Statutory Plant Health Notice.

These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics.

 

Estimates of the volume of softwood removed in 2015 as required by plant health legislation can be found in the Wood Production Summary section of Chapter 2.

 

Links to Forestry Statistics 2016