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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 13th March 2020.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling Conservative, Epsom and Ewell

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of trees growing in England in each of the last three decades.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 13 March 2020.

The correct answer should have been:

The Forestry Commission produces statistics annually on woodland area in England but not by tree numbers. These are Official Statistics produced to meet the standards of the Code of Practice for Statistics. Woodland area statistics can be found on the Forest Research web site together with background information at https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/statistics/forestry-statistics/

The below figures are reported in Forestry Statistics and use data from the National Forest Inventory:

Year at 31 March | Thousand Hectares acres

1989

1,201

1994

1,224

1999

1,246

2004

1,272

2009

1,288

2014

1,302

2019

1,308

Source: Forestry Statistics 2019

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Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Forestry Commission produces statistics annually on woodland area in England but not by tree numbers. These are Official Statistics produced to meet the standards of the Code of Practice for Statistics. Woodland area statistics can be found on the Forest Research web site together with background information at https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/statistics/forestry-statistics/

The below figures are reported in Forestry Statistics and use data from the National Forest Inventory:

Year at 31 March | Thousand Hectares acres

1989

1,201

1994

1,224

1999

1,246

2004

1,272

2009

1,288

2014

1,302

2019

1,308

Source: Forestry Statistics 2019

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.