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It is estimated that 71% of all softwood removals from private sector woodlands were harvested in Scotland, 16% in England, 13% in Wales and the remainder in Northern Ireland in 2017 (Table 2.2).
There has been an overall increase in the level of UK private sector softwood removals in the last decade.
Table 2.2 Private sector softwood removals by country, 2008-2017
|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 at: www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/statistics/data-downloads/.
Sources chapter: Private Sector Softwood Removals Survey
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