Woodland Trust launches nature-rich Woodland Carbon scheme

Last updated: 10th August 2021

The Woodland Trust, the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, has this week launched its Woodland Carbon Scheme which helps organisations to reduce their environmental impact, by planting trees to capture carbon emissions and boosting biodiversity.

The charity offers a conservation-led Woodland carbon offer to encourage organisations to support them in meeting their target to plant 50m trees over the next five years. The nature-rich scheme, available to both Corporates and Landowners will prioritise the planting of UK and Ireland Sourced and Grown (UKISG) trees, delivering multiple benefits including locking up carbon, transforming land into new woodland habitat for wildlife and spaces for people.

The Woodland Trust’s Head of Partnerships, Pip Borrill, said: “The Woodland Trust’s conservation principles are at the heart of every single woodland we create. These high standards ensure the right tree in the right place to deliver multiple benefits for people and wildlife. This means that in addition to helping you mitigate carbon emissions, we can demonstrate how your business is playing its part in fighting climate change and reversing nature decline right here in the UK.”

The Woodland Trust’s work with landowners will see them develop and create new woodland to address the intrinsically linked climate and nature crises. Working to the Trust’s conservation principles, landowners will participate in the creation of new woodland that will help them deliver the best possible outcome for climate, nature, and biodiversity.

James McDougall, Woodland Trust Carbon Manager for Scotland, works with landowners to help create bespoke woodland creation projects to meet the needs of both the landowner and the environment. James said: “We have worked very hard to create some innovative carbon agreements across the country. They allow landowners to maximise both the environmental impact of their new native woodlands and also benefit financially. We are in it for the long run, and you can rely on the Woodland Trust to be there if you need help support or advice on your woodland now and in the future.”

The Woodland Trust also guarantees landowners that any carbon investment secured by them is not only from businesses who align to their ethical values, but also allows them to continue their fight for climate and nature.

By putting nature at the heart of their corporate carbon capture needs, organisations can make a donation to help plant, restore and protect woods and trees, choose low-level carbon capture, or become a Corporate Carbon Partner, capturing their carbon and benefitting from a tailor-made partnership that can also help to meet their ESG commitments.

To find out how your business can benefit from a Woodland Carbon partnership with the Woodland Trust visit:

woodlandtrust.org.uk/woodlandcarbon

email: partners@woodlandtrust.org.uk

or call 0330 333 5306

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