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The latest National Statistics on woodland produced by Forest Research were released on 29 September 2022 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
Coverage: United Kingdom
Geographical breakdown: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Quality: Quality report: Woodland Statistics
Statistician: Simon Maxwell
Tel: 0300 067 5997
Provisional data for the year to 31 March 2023 will be published in Provisional Woodland Statistics 2023.
Information on pre-release access to this publication can be found in the pre-release access page.
More detailed information on the methodology for estimating woodland area is provided in the sources chapter of Forestry Statistics 2021. The estimates make use of the National Forest Inventory data. Further information (including reports) can be found on the National Forest Inventory page.
Prior to the 2019 edition of Provisional Woodland Statistics, the reported figures were published in two separate releases:
Early provisional results for UK woodland area, certified woodland area and areas of new planting and publicly funded restocking were provided in the First Release Woodland Area, Planting and Publicly Funded Restocking published every June:
Woodland Carbon Code releases provided statistics for projects registered under the Woodland Carbon Code and were released quarterly until Spring 2018:
In order to improve the statistics that we produce and to ensure that they remain relevant, we are interested in hearing from people who use our statistics. More information on how we consult users and contact details can be found on our user engagement page.
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