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Our Impact

Over the past 15 years, Forest Carbon has supported the creation of 207 new woodlands, planting 9.75 million trees, which will sequester 2.1 million tonnes of CO2e over the project lifecycle. 

We thought you might be interested to see what tree species we've been planting during this time. The figures below are as at February 2021, and by the end of this planting season we are set to reach more than 10,000,000 trees!                                                                                                                                                                

Species
Trees planted
% of total
Birch
2,366,377
24.46%
Sitka Spruce
2,030,555
20.99%
Scots Pine
1,255,141
12.97%
Oak
911,206
9.42%
Alder
442,884
4.58%
Rowan
387,195
4.00%
Willow
302,716
3.13%
Norway Spruce
274,897
2.84%
Ash
265,425
2.74%
Douglas Fir
243,102
2.51%
Other Broadleaf
173,523
1.79%
Hazel
168,848
1.75%
Sycamore
166,152
1.72%
Aspen
127,323
1.32%
Cherry
119,556
1.24%
Hawthorn
88,087
0.91%
Larch
75,801
0.78%
Western Red Cedar
59,223
0.61%
Holly
56,755
0.59%
Juniper
53,085
0.55%
Other Conifer
50,427
0.52%
Beech
40,721
0.42%
Maple
12,168
0.13%
Eucaplyptus
2,734
0.03%
Total
9,673,901
100%


Where our
projects are

Forest Carbon leads the way in developing woodland creation and peatland restoration projects for carbon capture and ecosystem services in the UK. We have planted over 10 million new trees in 200+ new woodlands since 2006 with our partners removing over 2 million tonnes of CO2e from the atmosphere, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society, including habitat creation, biodiversity support, flood mitigation, river ecosystem improvement and public access.

Our new woodland schemes spread across Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. They are certified by the Woodland Carbon Code – which is supported by the UK government and internationally recognised by ICROA. Planting the ‘right tree in the right place’ is required though adherence to the Forestry Commission standards.

Our peatland schemes can be found in Scotland and Wales. They are certified by the Peatland Code which is supported by the IUCN. These certification codes assure the additionality and permanence of each tonne of carbon stored.


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