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Figure 4.2 - Net annual change in carbon (CO2 equivalent) in UK woodlands

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Figure 4.2 shows estimated net annual changes in the amount of carbon in living biomass in UK woodlands, starting in 1990 and including projections up to 2020. Changes are expressed in million tonnes of carbon dioxide. The figure is in the form of a stacked bar chart, showing annual changes for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The UK total fluctuates between 8 and 12 million tonnes CO2 over the period. There is a steady increase in the estimates for Scotland, from around 3 million tonnes CO2 in the early 1990s to around 7 million tonnes CO2 by the end of the period.  For other parts of the UK, figures are estimated to fluctuate over the period.