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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 clients’ 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. Clients 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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Crairieknowe Woodland creators Our partners grow trees in the name of bus journeys, home deliveries, fuel sales, car insurance, office operations, and much more...
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, Sofa.Com, ICAP, Nationwide, PwC, Valassis Ltd, 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

Forest Carbon achieved the first ever validation under the UK Woodland Carbon Code, and as at February 2014 Forest Carbon accounts for 47 of the 61 validations to date. 

British business planting British trees...


ICAP reaches the quarter of a million trees mark

icap_with_background_290Leading 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 their 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, a native pinewood expansion project in the Cairngorms National Park, and the restoration of a former landfill site in Northamptonshire.

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 in the aftermath of catastrophic flooding in the area in 2008 and 2009. The project will also have a significantly beneficial effect on biodiversity and aquatic life by reducing run-off pollution into watercourses. BWOC's other new woodlands are in West Lothian, Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Carmarthenshire.

UK Green Investment Bank invests in its second woodland with Forest Carbon

gib_with_background_200The UK Green Investment Bank, tasked with accelerating the UK's march 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. Instead of buying international credits the bank has chosen to make investments in UK woodland creation - knowing that while 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 now has trees capturing carbon at Parkhead, West Calder, and Topps, Stirlingshire.

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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.