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The National Forest Inventory (NFI) programme monitors woodland and trees within Great Britain. It includes the most in depth survey carried out on Britain’s woodland and trees to date. The NFI provides an extensive and unique record of key information about our forests and woodlands.
The National Forest Inventory (NFI) is a rolling programme designed to provide accurate information about the size, distribution, composition and condition of our forests and woodlands and also about the changes taking place in the woodlands through time.
Inventory reports containing quantitative estimates of a quoted accuracy describe Britain’s ‘current’ woodland extent, structure, composition, condition, biodiversity and social use.
Forecasts estimate how our woodlands may change over time. NFI forecasts examine different aspects of the future state of the woodland according to alternative future management scenarios.
We make a wide range of our datasets available for download.
The NFI programme works in collaboration with colleagues to provide information on the extent and impact of events such as outbreaks of pests and diseases or natural events such as storms.
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