Definition: Net area planted
Net area planted - surface solely occupied by trees, (in contrast to "gross area planted", i.e. the total area of the plot - the net area does not cover service areas, roads, irrigation ditches, headwaters etc.). Of the areas under related crops, the surface under area fruit trees is calculated on a "pro rata" basis. Individual trees (or trees in rows) are not covered.
Eurostat, Statistics in Focus, No. 41/2009, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2009