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Forest Carbon leads the way in voluntary carbon woodland creation in the UK. Through the planting of 5.2 million new trees in the UK since 2006 our partners’ projects are removing over 1,200,000 tonnes of CO2 from the nation’s air, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society, including flood mitigation, river improvement and public access.

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 helping to create a new woodland is rewarding in many ways. 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 95-plus woodland schemes created with partners Allstar EcoPoint, BWOC, ICAP, The UK Green Investment Bank, Sofa.Com, Redhills, Antalis, Nationwide Building Society, PwC, Valassis Ltd, ASKAMS, Dignity, Langstane, 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

ICAP commits to a 6th year of UK carbon projects

ICAP, the leading City markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, has committed to a further four UK woodland creation projects, this time in recognition of its 2015/16 carbon footrpint. The new projects include public access native woodlandsn the National Forest in Leicestershire, and in Northumberland.  Read more...
Allstar EcoPoint approaches 1.5 million trees in new UK woodlands

By the end of November 2016 corporate subscribers to Allstar’s EcoPoint programme had supported the creation of over 2,300 acres of new UK woodland, comprising over 1,411,000 trees at 44 locations, and set to capture over 347,000 tonnes of CO2 in their lifetimes. These woodlands will also provide a host of other benefits to the UK, including flood mitigation, water quality improvement, public access and habitats for nature. Projects range from the Isle of Skye to south Wales, from Belfast to Boston (Lincs).  

Forest Carbon achieves first ever Woodland Carbon Code re-certification

Under the Woodland Carbon Code projects are subject to periodic verification (with the first one at year 5). As the Code was launched in 2011 the first ever verifications were due in 2016. Throughout the second half of 2015 Forest Carbon worked with the Forestry Commission on piloting the verification methodology and we are pleased to announce the Code's first ever successful verification, at Harperrig. Our carbon partners at the project are BWOC, and the verification means they can be sure that the woodland is on track to achieve its expected carbon capture.

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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 one of 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.