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Table 1.7 presents the area of broadleaves, broken down by age class, ownership and country.
Around one half (53%) of the broadleaved area was occupied by stands of 40 years old or younger (Table 1.7). More than one quarter (28%) of stands were aged over 60 years.
Table 1.7 Stocked woodland area in GB by ownership and age class: Broadleaves
|Age class (years)||England||Wales||Scotland||GB|
|All age classes||54||16||32||102|
|All age classes||849||121||265||1235|
|All age classes||902||137||297||1235|
Source: National Forest Inventory: 50-year forecast of hardwood availability (Forestry Commission, April 2014), (supporting data).
1. FC: Forestry Commission (England, Scotland and Wales).
2. Private sector: all other woodland. Includes woodland previously owned/managed by the Countryside Council for Wales and the Environment Agency in Wales, other publicly owned woodland (e.g. owned by local authorities) and privately owned woodland.
3. Stocked area only: excludes felled areas and (for private sector land) open space.
4. Areas at 31 March 2012.
These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics
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