Table 1.9 presents the area of broadleaves, broken down by principal species, ownership and country.
The most commonly occurring broadleaved species in Great Britain are Birch (accounting for 18% of broadleaf woodland), Oak (16%) and Ash (12%) (Table 1.9). Birch is more dominant in Scotland, accounting for 43% of the broadleaf area there.
Table 1.9 Stocked woodland area in GB by ownership and principal species: Broadleaves
Source: National Forest Inventory: 50-year forecast of hardwood 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. 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. For further information see the Sources chapter.
Sources chapter: Woodland Inventories