M&S has permanent carbon capture woodlands at four small sites on the Buccleuch Queensberry estate, all within a 3 mile radius, all with public access to the sites is guaranteed. Planting was completed in April 2006. Below are site locations and site sizes.
- Merkland, grid reference NX815995
- Carronfoot Riverbank, grid reference NX864981
- Auchenhessnane, grid reference NX805977
- Holm of Drumlanrig, grid reference NX827993
This is a planting of native woodland and is not a commercial plantation. It can be expected to reach a state of dynamic equilibrium - moving from being a sink to becoming a permanent reservoir - after approximately 60 years of growth. Management objectives are: establishing mixed native woodlands, improving landscape, creating wildlife habitat and offering social benefits.
The woodland underwent its scheduled Woodland Carbon Code re-certification in 2018.