Scottish farmers have helped create 7,100 hectares of new woodland planted during 2017/18, a rise of 2,300 hectares from the previous year. This figure means that Scotland was responsible for 78% of new woodland creation in the UK last year.

Around 60 per cent is ‘productive’ planting – specifically aimed at growing sustainable timber. This is the highest level since 2000, and is crucial in supporting the sustainable growth of Scotland’s home-grown timber processors, who have been investing heavily in recent years.

Hopefully over the next few years we will start to see improvements in the woodland figures for Wales.

Read the full article here in Farming UK