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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-04884
Asked by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 14 December 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many of the 11,000 hectares, which have reportedly been planted with trees in the last year, were planted as (a) commercial forestry, (b) agroforestry and (c) private/community woodland.

Current status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 13 January 2022


Answer

The area of new woodland that has been planted as (a) commercial forestry, (b) agroforestry and (c) private/community woodland in Scotland in the last year, December 2020 to November 2021, is shown in Table 1. There were no grant applications for the specific agroforestry option, which is different from tree planting on farms. More than half of the applications for tree planting in private and commercial forestry were from the agricultural sector.

Commercial Forestry

7,379

ha

Agroforestry

0

ha

Private or Community Owned Forestry

11,399

ha