Forestry Fact 5:

UK forestry is an important part of the UK economy

References

The UK forestry and wood-processing sector has grown hugely since the 1980s; it now employs over 50,000 people and is worth over £2 billion a year to the UK economy.

Source: https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/statistics/forestry-statistics/forestry-statistics-2019/employment-businesses/

UK forests are expanding, with around 13,000 hectares of new forest planted in 2018.

Source: https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/statistics/forestry-statistics/forestry-statistics-2019/woodland-area-and-planting/

UK forests are managed sustainably in accordance with the UK Forestry Standard, which brings together the expertise of environmental, recreational and forestry interests.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-uk-forestry-standard