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Forestry

Volume 167: debated on Wednesday 14 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many hectares of forest have been planted in each year since 1980.

I have been asked to reply.The information is given in the table. This covers the total new planting undertaken or grant-aided by the Forestry Commission in the years stated, rounded to the nearest 1,000 hectares. It does not include the restocking of woodland after felling.

Year ended 31 MarchTotal new planting
(hectares)
198024,000
198120,000
198223,000
198321,000
198425,000
198521,000
198623,000
198724,000
198829,000
198929,000