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Case Study Woodland Creation - Forest Carbon Land-bases business, Forest Carbon Ltd, contributes towards Scotland's ambitious woodland expansion targets by creating new woodlands for organisations that want to mitigate the impact of their own greenhouse gas emissions. Since 2006 Forest Carbon has organised new woodlands across Scotland, putting millions of trees into the ground. Most of these trees are natives while the rest are productive ‘continuous canopy’ species. The company organises all aspects of the process including land, trees, planting, contracts, and quality assurance. This is an ecosystem services business that offers benefits all round: to itself, to the project host, to the tree sponsor whose credentials are enhanced, to Scotland’s woodland expansion target and to the environment.

The potential of woodlands to soak up CO2 from the atmosphere, while providing a host of other benefits for society and biodiversity, is becoming increasingly recognised, and many individuals and businesses enjoy the idea of planting much-needed woodland to these ends.

Forest Carbon’s schemes are designed in compliance with the Woodland Carbon Code, and they are planted in the UK where investors can see not only the trees themselves and their ecological benefits, but also the scientifically derived figures showing the carbon savings they are achieving.

The Woodland Carbon Code embodies the Kyoto Protocol principles of ‘additionality’ and ‘permanence’ so Forest Carbon is able to assure their carbon buyers that their investment will deliver new CO2 capture that could not have happened without their support. They also know that the woodland they have sponsored is properly protected and that, should it come to harm, it would be replaced.

Forest Carbon enjoy working with a wide range of partners including The Green Insurance Company, BWOC, soca.com, Hallmark Cards, Mears Group, Stagecoach, Marks & Spencer, KwikFit and others. The new woodlands created by these voluntary schemes are removing over 500,000 tonnes of CO2 from the air, locking it into the leaves, wood and roots of British trees.

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