Forest Carbon on the news

Posted on Monday, December, 1st, 2014

Forest Carbon featured on both BBC Look North and BBC North West Tonight on 2nd December after Judy Hobson, BBC North West Environment, visited our project at Fishergound, in the Lake District. The woodland was planted in partnership with the Lake District National Park Authority and landowner Ian Hall, with the carbon funding provided by ICAP. The new native woodland, a few miles inland from Ravenglass in Eskdale, comprises 14,500 trees, planted over 15 hectares, and will capture over 5,000 tonnes of CO2 in its lifetime.

Lake District National Park’s strategy and partnership adviser, Sam Hagon, explained: “Carbon stored even in a woodland of this size is significant. It equates to over 10 per cent of emissions from flights taken by national park residents each year, or 236 visitors travelling to and from the Lake District.

It’s great being able to lock-up carbon in the landscape to help reduce the effects of climate change.

Forest Carbon director Steve Prior said: “Our corporate partners invest their carbon reduction budgets in the UK because new woodlands deliver multiple other benefits to UK society, such as habitat creation, flood reduction and public access. The combination of strong quality assurance provided by Woodland Carbon Code certification, and the wonderful location, made this an obvious project for ICAP to invest in.”

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