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Information on area of woodland, new planting, economic output and the amount of visits to woodland for April 2015 to March 2016.

Main points

  • The area of woodland in Wales is now 306,000 hectares: 156,000 hectares of broadleaves; and 150,000 hectares of conifers.
  • The amount of new planting increased between 2009 and 2014 when a total of 3,289 hectares were planted, but the rate of new planting has fallen back in recent years and in the year to 31 March 2016 141 hectares (102 hectares of broadleaves and 39 hectares of conifers) were planted.
  • The forestry sector in Wales has an annual Gross Value Added (GVA) of £528.6 million.
  • 64% of surveyed adults in Wales reported visiting woodland recreationally in the last few years.


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