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Forest Carbon at Shaw Hill

Forest Carbon at Shaw Hill

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The aim at Shaw Hill is to diversify the farm’s income by planting a productive woodland. Most of the trees will eventually be harvested to provide a sustainable source of timber and, while they are growing, they will provide shelter on the farm.

By using a diverse mix of species, including Scots Pine and several different native broadleaves, the woodland will provide good habitat for local wildlife. Red squirrels in particular, a conservation priority in the south of Scotland, will benefit from its large Norway Spruce component. The project will also help to increase the connectivity of woodland habitats in a part of Britain that has very low levels of forest cover.

Species Mix

  • Scots Pine
  • Sitka Spruce
  • Norway Spruce
  • Silver Birch
  • Sessile Oak
  • Alder
  • Rowan
  • Willow
  • Hawthorn

Forest Carbon at Shaw Hill

26,000 trees 12.5 hectares Spring 2021 1,614 tonnes CO2

Project Additional Benefits

Productive Wildlife