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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 850,000 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.

FCL carbon capture logo 6 Get involved Want to create a woodland for your business? These projects are looking for a corporate home...
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 60-plus woodland schemes created with partners BWOC, Sofa.Com, ICAP, 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...


UK Green Investment Bank invests in its second woodland with Forest Carbongib_with_background_200

The UK Green Investment Bank, headquartered in Edinburgh and tasked with accelerating the UK's march to a green economy by investing £3.8bn in low carbon and waste recycling projects, has been working with Forest Carbon since 2013 on mitigating the carbon footprint of its operations. Instead of buying international offset credits the bank has chosen to make investments in UK woodland creation - knowing that while it may take time to deliver the carbon savings it will also bring significant other benefits to local communities and the country as a whole along the way. GIB's now has trees capturing carbon at Parkhead, West Calder, and Topps, Stirlingshire. Read more...
Forest Carbon develops the first ever Grown In Britain partner woodland

grown_in_britain_logo_with_background_200Forest Carbon and BWOC are pleased to be partners in the first ever Grown in Britain partner woodland. The project was announced by Lord de Mauley, a Defra minister  at theEcoBuild conference and exhibition in London on 6th March 2014. Grown In Britain was launched in 2013 and aims to increase demand for UK grown timber and improve understanding of the benefits managed woodlands offer the country. Forest Carbon is pleased to be the campaign's carbon project partner, and is also supporting in the development of a system of metrics that can be used to quantify the benefits of woodlands beyond carbon capture. 

Sofa.Com plants its second woodland


Sofa.Com, the furniture manufacturer and retailer, has planted its second woodland in recognition of its corporate CO2 emissions. The new woodland is in the Tweed catchment, in the Scottish Borders, and in addition to capturing carbon dioxide it is designed to enhance biodiersity through habitat creation and water quality improvement, and mitigate flooding by reducing peak flow and protecting riverbanks. The woodland is 4.6 hectares of native trees - birch, rowan, hazel, alder and oak, and is expected to capture over 2,500 tonnes of CO2. 

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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.