About Us

Who we are

Forest Carbon's directors are James Hepburne Scott and Stephen Prior, and the Business Development Manager is George Hepburne Scott.

James, who has many years' experience in the agricultural trading and finance sectors is also a farmer and former sales director at a tree nursery. As former chair of the Scottish section of the Forestry and Timber Association (now part of Confor) he has long been involved in the lobbying of government for greater support for UK forestry, and was among the first to identify the carbon market as an opportunity for UK forestry. James was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Institute of Chartered Foresters in January 2016 - an award with only 14 previous recipients.

Stephen, a former secondary school headmaster in Zimbabwe, discovered a second vocation through his Durham University MBA dissertation (a study of environmental economics and carbon emissions trading). His findings - presented to a side conference a the 2005 UN Climate Change Conference in Montreal - convinced him of the importance of trees in the global effort to deal with the mounting problem of pollution, climate change and environmental degradation, and of the potential for carbon woodland creation in the UK.

In 2016 George Hepburne Scott joined Forest Carbon as its new Business Development Manager. George is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and worked for Savills plc for 10 years in both Edinburgh and London. His focus was on the investment and development land sectors, and he worked on projects UK wide on behalf of property companies, housebuilders, institutional funds and banks. George has had a longstanding interest in sustainable land use, and the preservation of our country's natural capital. 

Where our
woodlands are

Forest Carbon leads the way in voluntary carbon woodland creation in the UK. Through the planting of over 7.0 million new trees in 130+ new woodlands in the UK since 2006 our partners’ projects are removing over 1,400,000 tonnes of CO2 from the nation’s atmosphere, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society, including flood mitigation, river improvement and public access.

The quality of our schemes is assured by the UK government’s Woodland Carbon Code which certifies our projects in important areas like biodiversity, ‘additionality’, risk management and carbon capture measurement.

Compensating for your unavoidable environmental impact by helping to create a new woodland is rewarding in many ways. Check out our woodland location map and see what trees we’ve planted.

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