To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many hectares of trees have been planted in 2023 as of 9 March 2023.
The Forestry Commission produces statistics on new planting of woodland, and trees outside woodland, in England. These statistics are reported for each financial year with an interim mid-year estimate where data is available. We expect to publish statistics for the full 2022-23 year in June 2023. Forestry Statistics are available from the Forest Research website at https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/statistics/forestry-statistics/forestry-statistics-2022/ Forestry Commission Key Performance Indicators are available from the GOV.UK website at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/forestry-commission-corporate-plan-performance-indicators .