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It is estimated that 71% of all softwood removals from private sector woodlands were harvested in Scotland, 17% in England, 11% in Wales and the remainder in Northern Ireland in 2016 (Table 2.2).
Despite reductions in the level of private sector softwood removals since 2014 in most countries, there have been overall increases for all countries in the last 10 years.
Table 2.2 Private sector softwood removals by country, 2007-2016
|thousand green tonnes|
Source: Private Sector Softwood Removals Survey
Data: Longer time series of the above table, including estimates for hardwood removals and for removals from FC/NRW/FS woodlands are available from the Data Downloads web page.
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