Forests

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 22nd July 2019.

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Photo of Bim Afolami Bim Afolami Conservative, Hitchin and Harpenden

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the amount of woodland there was in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in each year since 2010.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Government Whip

The Forestry Commission produces statistics on woodland area in the UK. These are Official Statistics, produced to meet the standard of the Code of Practice for Statistics.

Woodland area statistics can be found on the Forest Research website, together with background information at:

https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/statistics/statistics-by-topic/woodland-statistics/

The area of woodland for each country since 2010, taken from the published statistics, is shown in the table below:

Woodland area (millions of hectares)

Year

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

UK

2010

1.29

0.30

1.38

0.09

3.06

2011

1.29

0.30

1.38

0.09

3.07

2012

1.30

0.30

1.40

0.11

3.11

2013

1.30

0.31

1.41

0.11

3.13

2014

1.30

0.31

1.42

0.11

3.14

2015

1.31

0.31

1.43

0.11

3.15

2016

1.31

0.31

1.44

0.11

3.16

2017

1.31

0.31

1.44

0.11

3.16

2018

1.31

0.31

1.45

0.11

3.17

2019

1.31

0.31

1.46

0.11

3.19

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