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Forest Carbon leads the way in voluntary woodland carbon capture in the UK. Through the planting of 4 million new trees in the UK since 2006 our partners’ projects are removing over 900,000 tonnes of CO2 from the nation’s air.
The quality of our schemes is assured by the UK government’s Woodland Carbon Code (WCC) which certifies our projects in important areas like biodiversity, ecological impact, ‘additionality’, risk management and carbon capture measurement.

Compensating for your unavoidable environmental impact by sponsoring a new woodland is rewarding. Partners usually come back for more having discovered that tree-planting is pleasant, surprisingly inexpensive and good for business. Follow our news on Facebook, check out our woodland location map and see what trees we’ve planted.

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Location map

Where our woodlands are...

Click on the map (left) for descriptions for each of the 70-plus woodland schemes created with partners BWOC, ICAP, The UK Green Investment Bank, Sofa.Com, Redhills, Nationwide Building Society, PwC, Valassis Ltd, Dignity, The Green Insurance Company, Hallmark Cards, Mears Group, Stagecoach, Marks & Spencer, KwikFit and others.

If you'd like to see how many trees we've planted in total, and what they were, visit Vital statistics.

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UK Green Investment Bank onto its third woodland


The Green Investment Bank, tasked with helping move the UK to a green economy by investing £3.8bn commercially in low carbon projects, has been working with Forest Carbon since 2013 on mitigating its own carbon footprint. The bank has chosen to make investments in UK woodland creation because although it may take time to deliver carbon savings it will bring significant other benefits to local communities and the country as a whole along the way. GIB's latest investment is in planting a new community woodland at Parkhead, West Calder. Bank staff, including CEO Shaun Kingsbury, also spent a day in October 2014 planting 300 trees at a flood mitigation project in the Tweed catchment.

BWOC plants its eighth woodland

Fuel distributor BWOC has reached a couple of landmarks - 8 woodlands and 200,000 trees. Their latest project is a 12 hectare native woodland in the Scottish Borders, and has been planted in partnership with the Tweed Forum as part of a catchment management plan aimed at reducing downstream flooding in the Tweed. The plan was developed after terrible flooding in the area in 2008 and 2009. The project will also have a huge beneficial effect on biodiversity and aquatic life by reducing run-off pollution into watercourses.

ICAP reaches the quarter of a million trees mark

Leading City markets operator ICAP has been working with Forest Carbon since 2012 and has been responsible for the planting of in excess of 250,000 trees in the UK in recognition of its carbon emissions. In 2014 ICAP made contributions to 7 new woodlands, including a flood relief project at Halterburnhead in the Tweed Valley, the first project in our new partnership with the Lake District National Park - at Fisherground in Eskdale, and a native pinewood expansion project in the Cairngorms National Park.

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Carbon footprint calculator

We have created an easy to use carbon footprint calculator to enable anyone to calculate their own footprint using information they already have in the home or business - for example vehicle mileage, or energy consumption shown on bills. The calculator also shows what it would cost to balance those emissions using Woodland Carbon Code certified UK trees (in many cases this will be considerably less than thought).

The calculator - a simple spreadsheet - is available for download here. It's free, doesn't require any details from those wanting to use it, and it can be saved to a computer for use again in the future.