Triple Shield


Triple Shield Property Maintenance have been working on reducing their carbon footprint since 2014, and have undertaken to mitigate the remaining balance with carbon credits from UK woodland creation projects. New woodlands have multiple benefits – not only do they capture CO2 but they also provide shelter for wildlife, improve water quality, help reduce flooding, create employment, and, of course, provide spaces for people to enjoy. The carbon credits Triple Shield purchase are from UK Woodland Carbon Code certified projects, meaning you can be sure of their quality. The Woodland Carbon Code delivers independently verified projects, certified by UKAS accredited bodies to ISO standards, that offer tangible social and environmental benefits; it is the only standard of its kind in the UK. The Code ensures that: the right trees have been planted, in the right place; the carbon capture estimates are project specific, scientifically sound and risk adjusted; the woodlands are managed to a high standard; the trees are protected in the long term; the trees would not be there but for the intervention of Forest Carbon and partners.

To date Triple Shield has supported in the creation of two new woodlands, with the latest being at Longhorsley, near Morpeth in Northumberland. The project – called Barbara’s Wood -  is a 10 acre public access native woodland, immediately on the edge of Longhorsley and adjacent to the A697. The woodland comprises around 6,700 trees, with Oak, Birch and Alder accounting for 75% of this number. The project will capture 2,139 tonnes over its lifetime, and 78 of those tonnes are in recognition of Triple Shield’s carbon footprint.

Project additional benefits:

  • community
  • wildlife
  • Trees planted:

  • 6,720
  • Predicted CO2 capture:

  • 2,139
  • Species mix:

  • Alder, Birch, Cherry, Maple, Oak, Rowan