South West Forestry Statistics

The most up to date figures for the South West can be found at www.forestry.gov.uk/inventory/

However these figures are not broken down by county, so we retain some old figures for the counties below:

Distribution of Woodland > 0.1 Hectares in area,  in South West England

Avon

County Land Area - Hectares - 132,761
Total Woodland Area - Hectares - 8,364
% of County - 6.5%
Broadleaf - 5,569
Conifer - 866
Mixed - 1,820
Other - 119

Cornwall

County Land Area - Hectares - 356,400
Total Woodland Area - Hectares - 26,869
% of County - 7.5%
Broadleaf - 17,756
Conifer - 5,096
Mixed - 2,739
Other - 1,278

Devon

County Land Area - Hectares - 671,100
Total Woodland Area - Hectares -66,661 
% of County - 10%
Broadleaf - 39,418
Conifer - 16,792
Mixed - 8,788
Other - 1,663

Dorset

County Land Area - Hectares -265,400 
Total Woodland Area - Hectares -28,758 
% of County - 11%
Broadleaf - 13,830
Conifer - 8,620
Mixed - 4,308
Other - 1,998

Gloucestershire

County Land Area - Hectares - 265,642
Total Woodland Area - Hectares - 29,752
% of County - 11%
Broadleaf - 14,825
Conifer - 6,526
Mixed - 4,813
Other - 3,589

Somerset

County Land Area - Hectares -345,000
Total Woodland Area - Hectares -24,291 
% of County - 7%
Broadleaf - 13,623
Conifer - 6,715
Mixed - 3,068
Other - 886

Wiltshire

County Land Area - Hectares -348,100
Total Woodland Area - Hectares -27,324 
% of County - 8%
Broadleaf - 15,172
Conifer - 3,729
Mixed - 4,669
Other - 3,756

Total

County Land Area - Hectares -2,384,403
Total Woodland Area - Hectares -212,022
% of County - 9%
Broadleaf - 120,194
Conifer - 48,345
Mixed - 30,205
Other - 13,279

Notes

1. Area percentages rounded to nearest half percent.
2. Reference date 31st March 1997 - Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset
3. Reference date 31st March 1996 - Wiltshire
4. Source: National Inventory of Woodland and Trees - Forestry Commission (2002)
5. "Other" includes coppice, coppice with standards, windblow, felled and open space.