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Forestry

Forestry

Woodlands are important as they provide the habitats for a wide variety of species. In addition they are an essential ‘carbon sink’, taking large amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere every year.

Click on the dataset name below to view options for that dataset. You can also download an Excel version of the dataset which includes an associated commentary. Some datasets also have a summary page available to select. To obtain an Excel viewer, click here.

DatasetNational StatExcel FileSummary PageDate Published
Area of land managed by Forestry Commission Scotland (thousand hectares): 1985-2016Download Excel file for Area of land managed by Forestry Commission Scotland (thousand hectares): 1985-2016NA30/09/2017
Area of non-Forestry Commission woodland: 1985-2016 (1)Download Excel file for Area of non-Forestry Commission woodland: 1985-2016 (1)NA30/09/2017
Standing volume of timber harvested (thousands of cubic metres overbark): 1985-2015Download Excel file for Standing volume of timber harvested (thousands of cubic metres overbark): 1985-2015NA23/01/2017

The datasets below do not have an Excel file available as the data is not held within the Scottish Environment Statistics Online database.

External DatasetsNational
Stat
Area of certified woodland
Forestry planting and restockingNational Statistic
Public Opinion of Forestry