To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the proportion of land owned by his Department that is wooded.
13 January 2021
The Defence Estate contains approximately 19,500 ha of woodland. This equates to approximately 8% of the total land owned by the Department.
Ministry of Defence (MOD) Officials are working closely with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Forestry Commission to ensure suitable MOD land is included within Government tree planting programmes. Specific areas for new woodland are currently being finalised in Long-Term Forest Plans.