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Vital Statistics

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

Where our
projects are

Forest Carbon leads the way in developing woodland creation and peatland restoration projects for carbon capture and ecosystem services. Through the planting of over 9.5 million new trees in 200+ new woodlands in the UK since 2006 our partners’ projects are removing over 2.000,000 tonnes of CO2 from the global atmosphere, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society, including flood mitigation, river improvement and public access.

The quality of our schemes is assured by the UK government’s Woodland Carbon Code and the IUCN's Peatland Code, both of which certify our projects in important areas like additionality, permanence, risk management and carbon capture measurement.

Compensating for your unavoidable environmental impact by helping to create a new woodland or restore a degraded peatland is rewarding in many ways. Check out our project location map to see what we've done in different parts of the UK.

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