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Question reference: S6W-26801

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 10 April 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 26 April 2024


To ask the Scottish Government how many hectares of new planting has been of a productive species in each year since the beginning of the current parliamentary session.


Official statistics are published by Forest Research in September each year which detail the hectarage of woodland creation by each of the UK’s constituent countries, broken down by broadleaf and conifer species. The most recent publication is from September 2023 and can be found on the Forest Research website at .

Provisional statistics for 2023/24 will be published by Forestry Research on 20 June 2024 at , with the finalised update due to be published on 26 September 2024.