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Table 1.6 presents the area of conifers, broken down by age class, ownership and country.
Sixty-one percent of the coniferous woodland area in Great Britain was occupied by stands of 40 years old or younger (Table 1.6). A further 9% of stands were aged over 60 years.
Table 1.6 Stocked woodland area in GB by ownership and age class: Conifers
|Age class (years)||England||Wales||Scotland||GB|
|All age classes||128||82||367||576|
|All age classes||179||47||505||732|
|All age classes||307||129||872||1308|
Source: National Forest Inventory: 50-year forecast of softwood 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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