YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
WHY DO WE PARTNER WITH LAND OWNERS?
If we are to reach our ambitious national tree planting targets, businesses and private individuals will need to work alongside Government and conservation organisations. Part of our unique expertise is to connect conservation-minded landowners who are happy for woodland to be created on their land with businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
HOW DO WE CHOOSE WHERE TO PLANT?
In our crowded island space is at a premium but we have sourced areas of land across the UK, which are not suitable for growing food or building houses but which are ideal sites for woodland. When locating sites in accordance with the Lawton report and the Government’s 25-year plan, we look at how they might connect with other similar habitats in order to maximise their benefit to the UK’s biodiversity as a whole. So your woods are not an isolated island but part of a greater national nature network.
WHAT MAKES BRITISH WOODLAND SPECIAL?
Unlike other forms of carbon offsetting, planting woodland has the additional benefit of restoring British wildlife of which 50% has been lost since 1970. We specialise in British tree species planting woodland which is richer in biodiversity than commercial forestry. As well as the trees themselves, woods support a wide range of mammals, birds, insects and plants. Woodlands also reduce flooding and offer recreational opportunities of benefit to mental and physical wellbeing, providing a valuable asset for future generations.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU BE CARBON NEUTRAL?
Tree planting is an essential part of the solution to tackling the climate crisis. The beauty of trees is they go further than cutting emissions by actually sucking carbon out of the atmosphere. It is estimated that a hectare of mature woodland can absorb up to 300 tonnes of carbon so your project will count towards your business reaching carbon neutral status.