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Forest Carbon leads the way in voluntary carbon woodland creation in the UK. Through the planting of 4.5 million new trees in the UK since 2006 our partners’ projects are removing over 990,000 tonnes of CO2 from the nation’s air, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society.
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, ‘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

Location map

Where our woodlands are...

Click on the map (left) for descriptions for each of the 80-plus woodland schemes created with partners BWOC, ICAP, Allstar Ecopoint, 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.

British business creating British woodlands


Allstar Ecopoint passes 1,500 acres of new woodland

By the end of December 2015 corporate subscribers to Allstar’s Ecopoint programme had supported the creation of over 1,500 acres of new UK woodland, comprising over 880,000 trees at 22 locations, and set to capture over 200,000 tonnes of CO2 in their lifetimes. These woodlands will also provide a host of other benefits to the UK, including flood mitigation.

Forest Carbon co-founder honoured by forestry industry

Forest Carbon co-founder James Hepburne Scott has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Foresters in recognition of his outstanding service to the forestry industry. Amongst other things James was among the first to identify the carbon market as an opportunity for UK forestry and to date, Forest Carbon has enabled over 3,000 hectares of new forest creation. There are only 14 previous recipients of this award in the Institute's history.

Forest Carbon completes Defra research project

Throughout 2015 Forest Carbon’s Steve Prior was working with academic Andrew Moxey on a project for Defra developing financial models to assess the efficacy of peatland restoration for climate change mitigation. The final report, which also contains chapters by others on the contribution peatland makes to the national natural capital account, and metrics for estimating the carbon savings from restored peat, was published by Defra on 19th January.

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Forest Carbon supporting the National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network Trust was set up in 2000 to begin the work of co-ordinating the ongoing collation of biodiversity records from across the UK, making the collection of new data simpler and finally making it freely available to any interested party via an online database. With the threats of climate change and pests & diseases facing nature in the UK NBN's work is vital in capturing and spreading knowledge. Forest Carbon was pleased to support their annual conference in November 2015.