Marks & Spencer at Merkland

Marks & Spencer at Merkland

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.


Species Mix

  • Alder
  • Ash
  • Birch
  • Oak
  • Rowan
  • Willow

Marks & Spencer at Merkland

856 trees 0.8 hectares Spring 2006 525 tonnes CO2

Project Additional Benefits

Community Water Quality Wildlife

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