27 September 2007

UK: Forestry facts and figures 2007

Forestry Commission publishes compilation of statistics

The Forestry Commission has published “Forestry Facts and Figures 2007″, an annual publication presenting statistics about aspects of forestry in the United Kingdom.

It reports that

  • the woodland area in the United Kingdom in 2007 is 2.8 million hectares: 1.3 million hectares in Scotland, 1.1 million hectares in England, 0.3 million hectares in Wales and 0.1 million hectares in Northern Ireland;
  • the area of certified woodland in the UK in 2007 is 1.3 million hectares, about 45% of the total UK woodland area;
  • about 11,000 hectares of new woodland were created in the UK in the year to March 2007;
  • about 8.6 million green tonnes of UK timber (roundwood) was delivered to primary wood processors and others in 2006; and
  • wood products imported into the UK in 2006 totalled about 12 million cubic metres of wood (roundwood, sawn wood and wood-based panels) and about 3 million tonnes of pulp and paper.

“Forestry Facts and Figures 2007″ is available here (PDF-document). Paper copies are available on request to enquiries@forestry.gsi.gov.uk or by calling 0845-367 37 87.

(Cf. news of 2007-05-22 and 2007-05-15.)

Source: Forestry Commission, press release, 2007-09-27.

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