More than 22 million trees were planted in Scotland last year in what has been described as a "critical contribution to the global climate emergency".
The new trees cover 11,200 hectares of countryside with more trees planted in Scotland than anywhere else in the UK.
Figures show that 84 per cent of all new planting took place north of the border. Of the new trees planted, around 40 per cent are broadleaves which support greater biodiversity than traditional plantations of conifers.
The planting has comfortably outstripped the 10,000 hectare target set by the Scottish Government for new trees in the ground.
Rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing said: “This is fantastic news that we’ve smashed the targets. It is testament to the Scottish Government making forestry a priority and investing and helping growing the industry.
“The whole tree planting effort has truly been a national endeavour with all forestry interests, both large and small, pulling together.