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The latest news from CarbonStore, the UK’s land management sector and the woodland carbon market.

Sale of horticultural peat to be banned in move to protect England’s precious peatlands

The sale of peat for use in the amateur gardening sector will be banned by 2024 to protect peatlands and the natural environment.

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How restoring Wales’ bogs is improving water and wildfire security during dry weather

A new Natural Resources Wales report highlights how action to restore the degraded peatland of Wales accelerated at record pace during 2021/22 – even surpassing expectations.

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CarbonStore Webinar: The best in UK nature-based solutions

The webinar will outline the fundamental principles of nature-based solutions, focusing particularly on woodland creation.

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New report sheds light on CO₂ uptake by different types of woodlands

A new report analysing CO₂ uptake by forestry shows that a diverse range of woodland types can all make a significant contribution over a 100 year period.

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CarbonStore Rewards Outstanding Sustainability Student

A Graduate from Cranfield University has won the CarbonStore Top Student Award after achieving the highest mark on the ‘Evaluating Environmental Sustainability’ module.

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New fund opens to accelerate tree planting

Almost £8 million has been allocated for local authorities to train and employ new staff - building local capacity to plan and deliver new woodlands.

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Woodland projects across England to receive funding for jobs, training and increasing tree cover

Funding will support projects which are expanding woodland cover, providing jobs and addressing the forestry sector’s skills shortage, and increasing access to nature

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UK to lead the way in climate and sustainability education

The Department for Education has launched its Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy which includes the launch of a new natural History GCSE.

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Delivering on the Environment Act: new targets announced and ambitious plans for nature recovery

New, long-term environmental targets have been announced by the government. The proposed targets are a cornerstone of the government’s Environment Act which passed into law in November last year.

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BSW Sees More Trophies than Wood with Multiple Award Wins

BSW Group was presented with the Carbon Reduction Award (facilitated by CarbonStore) Selco pledged to plant over 100,000 trees across 100 acres at a site situated in the Scottish borders.

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£10 million to provide long-term income for woodland creation with fifth auction of Woodland Carbon Guarantee

Scheme gives land managers the option to sell Woodland Carbon Units to the Government at a guaranteed price protected against inflation.

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CarbonStore Sponsors Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards 2022 Climate Change Award

This exciting Award aims to celebrate leading examples of Scottish forests and woodlands, which have an important role in mitigating or adapting to climate change or sharing information or education.

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Government unveils plans to restore 300,000 hectares of habitat across England

The new schemes will support nature recovery and climate action by rewarding farmers in their local area, alongside sustainable and profitable food production.

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Plans to phase out the use of peat in the amateur horticulture sector

Government seeking views on a ban of the retail sale of peat in horticulture by end of this Parliament

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Scotland’s ‘Tree Oscars’ back with renewed climate focus

The premier awards for forests and woods in Scotland are back for 2022 after a highly successful 2021 saw winners ranging from a tiny nursery school to the country’s largest landowner

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Environment Agency Helps Industry Reduce Carbon Emissions to Fight Climate Emergency

Climate Change Agreements scheme delivers reduction in emissions of 6.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent during 2019 and 2020.

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Mental health benefits of visiting UK Woodland’s estimated at £185 million

Visits to the UK’s woodlands boosts mental health and is estimated to save £185 million in treatment costs annually, a landmark report published by Forest Research finds

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Factors Influencing Prices for Woodland Carbon

The forestry market has seen a record-breaking year, with average values more than double what they were three years ago.

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CarbonStore sponsors 2021 Landscape Institute Awards

CarbonStore is proud to be a sponsor of the 2021 Landscape Institute Awards.

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Making Carbon our Business

CarbonStore is delighted to welcome Michael Fagbohungbe to both the Tilhill and CarbonStore team. His appointment means that the Company can really dig deep into the business of carbon, starting by assessing its own ambitions towards Net Zero as well as reinforcing the CarbonStore team by providing his expert knowledge in carbon offsetting. Michael holds […]

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New Report Examines Bog Breathing to Monitor Peatland Restoration

The report released on #BogDay used satellite technology to look at how these bogs breathe" and how it could help build a better picture of peatland conditions in Scotland.

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CarbonStore Plays Integral Role in Successful PIU Purchase

CarbonStore is delighted to announce the purchase of 8,000 Pending Issuance Units (PIUs)

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Fourth Woodland Carbon Guarantee auction dates announced

£10m available from the scheme’s £50m pot for farmers and land managers to create new woodlands to help tackle the effects of climate change. The scheme gives land managers the option to sell Woodland Carbon Units (the carbon captured once the trees have grown), to the government at a guaranteed price protected against inflation. The […]

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Creating Woodlands For Cash, Carbon and Conservation in England

Head of CarbonStore David McCulloch Joins Panel Free Webinar: Tuesday June 22nd – 11am Tilhill, the UK’s leading forestry management company announces the latest in a series of free webinars. The webinar on 22 June will focus on exploring the new funding offer for woodland creation in England. The webinar will take farmers, landowners and […]

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The Importance of Carbon in a Climate Emergency

Free workshop: Tuesday 20th April 11am The Forestry Climate Change Working Group is delighted to announce the launch of a free online workshop for forestry practitioners and will explore the importance of carbon in a climate emergency. As a result of the UK’s commitment to becoming a Net Zero economy by 2050, carbon sequestration is […]

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The business of net-zero: Natural climate solutions – CLA Podcast

Listen to CLA’s podcast supported by Tilhill. ‘David Attenborough’s recent Netflix documentary did an incredible job making the case that the key to solving climate change is right in front of us: nature. Nature is our biggest ally, inspiration and the best, most cost-effective, shovel-ready technology we have to tackle the climate crisis.’ In this podcast we focus on […]

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CarbonStore Sponsor 2021 Tree Oscars to reward Climate Change Champion

A new Climate Change Champion prize has been added to Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards as the ‘Tree Oscars’ return in 2021. The Climate Change Champion Award, sponsored by CarbonStore, will be chosen by judges from entries to all 2021 Awards categories. All entries can identify and highlight what their project will contribute to tackling climate […]

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The Benefits of Nature-Based Solutions for Your Company and Its Environmental Goals

Webinar: Crafting Nature-Based Solutions for Your Business January 28th 10am What are nature-based solutions? How can they help your organisation? How do they work, in practice? CarbonStore is well equipped to explain. Through Tilhill, we have 70 years’ experience in planting trees and restoring peatlands. Please join us for our free webinar discussing these issues […]

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CarbonStore and The Woodland Carbon Code – Webinar Recording

CarbonStore, a company providing an open and transparent platform for companies and landowners to buy and sell Woodland Carbon Units is delighted to share this free public webinar dedicated to farmers, landowners and companies. The online event on November 3rd 2020 introduced CarbonStore and outlined the Woodland Carbon Code. The webinar attracted over 240 guests […]

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CarbonStore and The Woodland Carbon Code – Webinar. 3 November, 10.00 am

CarbonStore is delighted to be announcing a free public webinar dedicated to farmers, landowners and companies.

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A Unique Carbon-Offsetting Business Launches Today

A new opportunity launches today for those of us seeking to contribute to a cleaner, greener, low carbon economy. CarbonStore will be utilising its unique partnerships to unite landowners, who are looking to sell woodland generated carbon units, with companies that are keen to offset their carbon emissions. The objective being to provide a woodland-based […]

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The Benefits of Farm Diversification into Agroforestry

Land use is changing in the UK and the services rendered by our rural landscape will expand dramatically in coming years.

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UK Woodland Creation in the Past 12 Months: We Still Have a Lot To Do…

On 11th June, the Forestry Commission gave us our annual insight into tree planting volumes across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for the 12 months from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020.

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Third Woodland Carbon Guarantee auction now open for applications

Some great news for landowners in England looking to bid on an earlier than expected third auction with the WCaG, with some interesting results from the second auction from June 2020.

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Pending Issuance Unit: A promise to deliver a Woodland Carbon Unit during a given period, based on the trees’ predicted growth Woodland Carbon Unit: A ton of carbon dioxide which has been sequestered in a scheme verified under the Woodland Carbon Code