Managing your forests: The National Forest Estate

Your forests, Scotland's National Forest Estate, are a national treasure. They provide economic, social and environmental benefits to the people of Scotland and it’s our privilege to be looking after them.

The estate is Scotland’s largest national land resource, covering more than 650,000 hectares - that's 9% of the country’s total land area - and including more than 32% of the country's woodland.

Perhaps surprisingly, only about two-thirds of the estate has trees on it. The rest is open ground, from remote mountain tops to the coast. But all of it contributes to Scotland’s internationally renowned landscape.

Best of all, it’s yours – a treasured national asset that’s good for the economy, good for the environment, and great for getting out and about in.

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