Deforestation statistics for United Kingdom



Tree cover loss data for United Kingdom

"Tree cover threshold" is used for defining the tree cover area. For example, 75% includes only areas with more than 75% tree cover, whereas 10% includes all areas with more than 10% tree cover. 75% tree cover reflects a dense canopy.

Tree cover
threshold
(%)
Total
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
%
land
area
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
%
land
area
Tree cover
Extent
in 2018 (ha)
%
land
area
Tree cover
loss 2001-2018
(ha)
% tree
cover loss
since 2000
Avg tree cover
loss/year
(ha)
Avg loss/year
2001-2010
(ha)
Avg loss/year
2011-2018
(ha)
1024446504451156518.50%647712426.50%625426125.60%4365569.70%242532136927858
1524446504409080016.70%592529624.20%570359223.30%43391910.60%241072122227713
2024446504396101016.20%575437023.50%553293422.60%43302710.90%240572115927680
2524446504385091615.80%538380022.00%516340921.10%43132511.20%239632109327549
3024446504370163715.10%499087920.40%477127519.50%42976711.60%238762101627451
5024446504296706712.10%345041314.10%323933813.30%40650113.70%225831954326384
752444650415218266.20%17748887.30%16018746.60%32475221.30%180421517421627

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for United Kingdom

"Tree cover threshold" is used for defining the tree cover area. For example, 75% includes only areas with more than 75% tree cover, whereas 10% includes all areas with more than 10% tree cover. 75% tree cover reflects a dense canopy.

Tree cover
threshold
(%)
Total
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Carbon
biomass
(Mt)
Biomass
loss 2001-18
(Mt)
Avg biomass
loss/year
(Mt)
Carbon
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
(Mt)
10244465044511565647712411328892466883903038243911262048317011380
15244465044090800592529610660701876860984938116581257847516988042
20244465043961010575437010442415696853061038072561256394216979968
25244465043850916538380010263918946838302737990571253688506964936
30244465043701637499087910017829346824394737913301251138846950771
5024446504296706734504138745328566615957636755321212925316738474
7524446504152182617748885127095885617763431209801029923265721796

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in United Kingdom

"This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative areaTotal
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2018 (ha)
% cover
in 2018
Loss
2001-2018
(ha)
% loss
since 2000
Avg loss/year
since 2000
(ha)
Loss 2001-2010
(ha)
loss
between
2000-2010
Avg loss/year 2001-2010
(ha)
Loss 2011-2018
(ha)
loss
between
2011-2018
Avg loss/year 2011-2018
(ha)
England1311327615219002040634200662715%932406%5,180592334%5,923340072%4,251
Northern Ireland141212019479636671835917625%168519%93693095%93175422%943
Scotland782587415969972078104192038325%27122517%15,0681135047%11,3501577218%19,715
Wales209523438794450542348508923%4845112%2,692281177%2,812203344%2,542

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in United Kingdom

"This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative areaTotal
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Carbon
biomass
(Mt)
Carbon
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
2001-10 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
2011-18 (Mt)
England131132761521900204063445450228327473709152631717106841295859
Northern Ireland1412120194796366718490902104932474274026268763280605
Scotland78258741596997207810438843770977031799427954431582875681116
Wales209523438794450542310975273215675902870883906622826211

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in United Kingdom

This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative areaTotal
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Carbon
biomass
(Mt)
Avg biomass
per ha
(Mt)
Carbon
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg annual
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg annual
emissions
2001-10 (Mt)
Avg annual
emissions
2011-18 (Mt)
England131132761521900204063424791033416314985659832537933100706833
Northern Ireland1412120194796366718267764761382690442149469146599153057
Scotland78258741596997207810421187511413342017346233429717227023098790
Wales2095234387944505423598651271548550500475028494521450661

 

 

Archived forest data for United Kingdom | Forest data for United Kingdom

 

Data Source: Tree cover loss: Hansen/UMD/Google/USGS/NASA via Global Forest Watch. Administrative boundaries: Global Administrative Areas database (GADM), version 3.6.

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