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Track record

Over the past 15 years, Forest Carbon has supported the creation of 207 new woodlands, planting 9.75 million trees, which will sequester 2.1 million tonnes of CO2e over the project lifecycle. 

We thought you might be interested to see what species we've been planting too. The figures below are as of June 2019. There are more on the way and we'll update at the end of the winter 19/20 planting season.  We've also completed the UK's first ever peatland carbon restoration project, over 77 hectares in the Scottish Borders

Species Trees Planted % of Total Total CO2 Capture
Birch 2,115,910 26.1 430,443
Sitka spruce
1,582,782 19.5 321,988
Oak
975,767 12.0
198,502
Scots pine
944,029 11.6 192,045
Alder
394,381 4.9 80,230
Rowan
363,882 4.5
74,025
Willow 272,583 3.4
55,452
Ash 266,125 3.3
54,138
Douglas fir
181,462 2.2 36,915
Other broadleaf
136,698 1.7 27,809
Hazel
134,337 1.7 27,328
Norway spruce 108,777 1.3 22,129
Aspen 99,916 1.2 20,326
Sycamore 93,958 1.2 19,114
Larch 80,728 1.0 16,423
Cherry 76,632 0.9 15,589
Hawthorn
75,854 0.9 15,431
Western red cedar 59,578 0.7 12,120
Holly 55,426 0.7 11,275
Juniper 51,600 0.6 10,497
Other Conifer 20,554 0.3 4,181
Beech 13,095 0.2 2,664
Maple 6,708
0.1 1,365
Eucalyptus 2,734 0.1 556
Total 8,113,514
1,650,546

Where our
projects are

Forest Carbon leads the way in developing woodland creation and peatland restoration projects for carbon capture and ecosystem services in the UK. We have planted over 10 million new trees in 200+ new woodlands since 2006 with our partners removing over 2 million tonnes of CO2e from the atmosphere, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society, including habitat creation, biodiversity support, flood mitigation, river ecosystem improvement and public access.

Our new woodland schemes spread across Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. They are certified by the Woodland Carbon Code – which is supported by the UK government and internationally recognised by ICROA. Planting the ‘right tree in the right place’ is required though adherence to the Forestry Commission standards.

Our peatland schemes can be found in Scotland and Wales. They are certified by the Peatland Code which is supported by the IUCN. These certification codes assure the additionality and permanence of each tonne of carbon stored.


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