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This chapter contains statistics on:
Estimates for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are included in addition to UK totals. International comparisons are provided in the International Forestry chapter. Further information on the data sources and methodology used to compile the figures is provided in the Sources chapter.
Figures on woodland area and certified woodland area at March 2017 and on new planting and restocking for the period 2016-17 were previously published in “Woodland Area, Planting and Publicly Funded Restocking: 2017 edition”, released on 15 June 2017. Some figures for previous years have been revised from those previously published. For further details on revisions, see the Woodland Areas and Planting section of the Sources chapter.
A copy of all woodland area and planting tables is available to download as an Excel spreadsheet from the Tables for Download page. Longer time series are also available for some tables. These can be accessed from our Woodland Area and Planting Statistics web page.
The main findings are:
Sources chapter: Woodland area and planting
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