Forest Carbon at Hopecarton Burn Woodland creation

Hopecarton Burn used to be upland sheep grazing land but has now been transformed into a diverse woodland mainly consisting of broadleaf trees. 

Biodiversity uplift
Biodiversity uplift

This project will restore and rejuvenate habitats to support the increase and variety of flora and fauna in the area.

Habitat conservation
Habitat conservation

This project supports the habitat of important species native to the areas.

Diversified income for land owner
Diversified income for land owner

Land owners diversified their portfolio through the sale of carbon.  

Species Mix

  • Alder
  • Aspen
  • Norway Spruce
  • Beech
  • Scots Pine
  • Birch
  • Hawthorn
  • Hazel
  • Juniper
  • Oak
  • Rowan
  • Sycamore
  • Willow
  • Other broadleaf

Forest Carbon at Hopecarton Burn

205,274 trees 101.88 hectares Summer 2020 18,978 tonnes CO2

Take flight

This drone footage lets you take a flight over the new woodland on a sunny day.