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Growing stock is the volume of timber in living trees. It is also often referred to as the standing volume.
Table 1.10 presents the volume of coniferous growing stock, broken down by principal species, ownership and country.
The total volume of coniferous growing stock in Great Britain in 2012 was 355 million m3 overbark standing (Table 1.10).
Sitka spruce accounted for around one half (51%) of the conifer growing stock, followed by Scots pine (15%) and Larches (10%). This largely reflects the distribution of species by area (see Table 1.8).
Table 1.10 Growing stock in GB by ownership and principal species: Conifers
Source: National Forest Inventory: 50-year forecast of softwood availability (Forestry Commission, April 2014).
1. FC: Forestry Commission (England and Scotland), NRW: Natural Resources Wales. NRW estimates only relate to woodland formerly owned/managed by FC 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. Areas at 31 March 2012.
These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics. For further information see the Sources chapter.
Sources chapter: Woodland Inventories
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