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Information on removals from Forestry Commission (FC), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Forest Service (FS) woodlands is obtained from administrative systems.
A total of 5.0 million green tonnes of softwood was removed from FC/NRW/FS woodlands in 2016, a 7% increase from the 2015 figure (Table 2.3). Over one half (55%) of FC/NRW/FS softwood removals in 2016 occurred in Scotland, 23% in England, 16% in Wales and 7% in Northern Ireland.
Table 2.3 FC/NRW/FS softwood removals by country, 2007-2016
|thousand green tonnes|
Source: Forestry Commission, Natural Resources Wales, Forest Service.
Data: Longer time series of the above table, including estimates for hardwood removals and for removals from private sector woodlands are available from the Data Downloads web page.
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