Official Statistics

Estimates of change in canopy cover in British woodlands

National Forest Inventory: Preliminary estimates of change in woodland canopy cover and woodland area in Britain between 2006 and 2015

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales



This report sets out provisional results (as at 31 March 2015) for the amount of temporary and permanent change in woodland canopy in the form of clearfell, restocking and windblow etc. The report also identifies permanent change in canopy, where woodland is felled and permanently lost through conversion to other land uses such as built developments, wind farms and open habitat restoration.

Published 12 August 2016