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Information on removals from Forestry England (FE), Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Forest Service (FS) woodlands is obtained from administrative systems.
A total of 4.5 million green tonnes of softwood was removed from FE/FLS/NRW/FS woodlands in 2018, a 7% decrease from the 2017 figure (Table 2.3). Over one half (54%) of FE/FLS/NRW/FS softwood removals in 2018 occurred in Scotland, 23% in England, 15% in Wales and 7% in Northern Ireland.
In comparison to private sector softwood removals (see Table 2.2), FE/FLS/NRW/FS softwood removals have been relatively stable over the last decade.
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Source: Forestry England, Forestry and Land Scotland, Natural Resources Wales, Forest Service.
Data: Longer time series of the above table, including estimates for hardwood removals and for removals from private sector woodlands, are available from the Data downloads web page at: www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/statistics/data-downloads/.
Sources chapter: Wood production
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