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If you have a query regarding statistical data or Woodland Inventory, then please read the following frequently asked questions, which will help direct you to the relevant resource.

Please see the statistics section on our website for the official statistics that we release on a range of aspects of forestry and woodlands. If you are interested in more detailed data on woodlands in Great Britain, please see our National Forest Inventory pages.

If you can’t find the data you’re interested in, please contact the Forest Information and Statistics team at: statistics@forestresearch.gov.uk – for statistics enquiries or nfi@forestresearch.gov.uk for National Forest Inventory enquiries.

Some of our underlying data are commercially sensitive or are subject to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) or GDPR considerations. We cannot guarantee to be able to provide the underlying data. Please contact our Statistics team with your specific enquiry.

Although we have information about woodland loss through natural causes such as storm damage, fire is still relatively uncommon within the UK, although increasing with climate change.

Some of our underlying data are commercially sensitive or are subject to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) or GDPR considerations. We cannot guarantee to be able to provide the underlying data. Please contact our Statistics team with your specific enquiry.

Information like this can be found in the Statistics section of our website. The best starting point for this particular information is likely to be the latest version of Forestry Facts and Figures (published annually).

Information like this can be found in the Statistics section of our website. The best starting point for this particular information is likely to be the latest version of Forestry Facts and Figures (published annually).

Information like this can be found in the Statistics section of our website. The best starting point for this particular information is likely to be the latest version of Forestry Facts and Figures (published annually).

Information like this can be found in the Statistics section of our website. The best starting point for this particular information is likely to be the latest version of Forestry Facts and Figures (published annually).

The largest forest in the UK is Galloway forest, in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. It is 297 square miles. In second place, at 235 square miles is Kielder forest in Northumberland, England. The largest forest in Wales is the Brechfa forest at 50 square miles. It is worth noting that the reported dimensions of these forests contain areas of land which are not all tree covered!

Statistics on ancient woodland are held in different places for the constituent countries of GB. You can use the following links to explore geospatial data for England, Scotland and Wales.

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You’ll find answers to common questions in our help centre above but if your enquiry isn’t covered, please use our contact form. Please note, due to the volume of enquiries it is not possible to respond to every one. However, we aim to respond within three weeks.

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