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Microsoft at Castletownshend

Microsoft at Castletownshend

The objective of this project is to convert marginal and degraded grazing land into a new woodland that will capture CO2 and provide a high quality habitat for local flora and fauna. The proximity of the site to Castletownshend will also enable public access to the site.

The project is the fruit of a partnership between Microsoft, Natural Capital Partners, Forest Carbon and Greenbelt, and was developed under the sustainable forestry standards of the Irish Forest Service and adhering to the principles of the UK Woodland Carbon Code.

Species Mix

  • Oak
  • Downy Birch
  • Alder
  • Scots Pine

Microsoft at Castletownshend

49,545 trees 18.53 hectares Spring 2017 3,998 tonnes CO2

Project Additional Benefits

Community Wildlife