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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


Forest Carbon supporting the National Biodiversity Network

nbn_with_border_150The 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 in the process opening up data collection to anyone with appropriate knowledge) and finally making all data freely available to any interested party via an online database. With the twin threats of climate change and pests & diseases facing nature in the UK NBN's work is vital in capturing and spreading knowledge. Forest Carbon is pleased to be supporting the NBN's annual conference in November. Read more...
Allstar Ecopoint passes 1,000 acres

Allstar Ecopoint has passed the 1,000 acre mark, with over 700,000 trees at 10 sites around the UK, in only its ninth 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

Partners in an MoD transport contract, including Babcock, Ford, Thrifty, Hertz, National Windscreens and Beeline, have contributed to the creation of a new woodland at Shallgreen, Angus, in recognition of part of the carbon footprint arising from contract delivery. The woodland has been planted for multiple purposes: carbon capture, habitat enhancement and sustainable timber.

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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 initial 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 year 5 verifications - assessing the progress of woodlands - and expects to be the first in the country to complete this process.