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Woodlands for Wales indicators

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  • Release date: 13 November 2014
  • Period covered: 2013-14
  • Next update: 1 December 2015
An annual report which shows information on area of woodland, new planting, economic output and the amount of visits to woodland.

Key points

  • The area of woodland in Wales has increased over the last twelve years and is now 306,000 hectares.
  • The amount of new planting has increased since 2008; around 900 ha were planted last year.
  • The forestry sector in Wales has an annual Gross Value Added (GVA) of £455.7 million and employs between 8,500 and 11,300 people.
  • 64% of surveyed adults in Wales reported visiting woodland recreationally in the last few years.


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