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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

FCL carbon capture logo 6 Get involved Want to create a woodland for your business? These projects are looking for a corporate home...
Green Investment Bank at Shiplaw Woodland creators Our partners grow trees in the name of fuel sales, home deliveries, fleet emissions, 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, 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.

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Leading the way with the Woodland Carbon Code

Forest Carbon was involved in every stage of the creation of the Woodland Carbon Code - from its intial design in 2009 and 2010, to its trialling in 2010 and 2011. Since its launch in 2011 Forest Carbon continues to support the development of the Code through its membership of Code's Advisory Board. Over April and May 2015 Forest Carbon trialled the first ever Woodland Carbon Code 5 year certifications and expects to be the fist in the country to complete this process. 

Allstar Ecopoint passes 500 acres

Allstar Ecopoint has passed the 500 acre mark, with over 300,000 trees at three sites around the UK, in only its fifth month. The programme enables holders of the Ecopoint fuel card to make a contribution each month to mitigating the impact of their driving by securing woodland creation projects in the UK, all validated under the Woodland Carbon Code.

Babcock and partners plant 6,000 trees

Members of the MoD Phoenix Transport Contract, lead by Babcock and including Ford, Thrifty, Hertz, National Windscreens, Procters, 3Cs, Beeline and LeasePlan, have contributed to the creation of a new woodland at Shallgreen, Angus, in recognition of an element of the carbon footprint arising from the vehicles used under the contract. The woodland has been planted for multiple purposes: carbon capture, habitat enhancement and sustainable timber.

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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.