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Creating Woodlands For Cash, Carbon and Conservation in England

27 May 2021

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 investors through the process of planting trees on their unproductive or unused land for income, conservation, environmental, and carbon related opportunities.

The event is a timely opportunity following the announcement of the government’s England Trees Action Plan and long-term vision for trees, woodland and forests, with plans to restore nature and build back greener, and to see the trebling of tree planting by the end of Parliament being backed by over £500 million of climate finance.


David Edwards, Tilhill’s Forestry Director, longstanding Fellow and former President of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, who has spent 37 years in forestry, will Chair the event which will discuss:

  • Making an income from trees by utilising currently unproductive land
  • The grants available
  • Biodiversity, water & productivity
  • Multi-benefit woodlands/alternative species
  • Designing a potential scheme
  • Carbon incentives

Simon Marrington, Tilhill’s Area Manager in North & Central England has spent twenty-five years in the public and private sector of the UK forestry industry and has a detailed knowledge of capital grant schemes and wider funding opportunities for new woodland creation in England, including potential income from carbon sequestration. Simon will lead attendees through a live in-depth interview with an England-based Estate Manager to explore the process and outcomes of a well-managed estate and it’s environmental, economic and social opportunities and outcomes for farmers and landowners.

Julian Ohlsen, a most experienced forester and Regional Manager for Southern England has spent an impressive forty-two years within forestry in the UK and around the world. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and a broadleaf woodland owner. Julian will discuss the new funding offer and what it means for the designing of potential woodland creation schemes and the opportunities for farmers and landowners to unlock income from future timber, carbon and the wider biodiversity, water productivity and conservation efforts.


On announcing the new webinar for England Julian said: “Seeing forestry at the heart of Government policy recently is fantastic. As foresters, we have always known of the multiple benefits that trees, woodlands and forests can provide and our new webinar ‘Creating Woodlands for Cash, Carbon & Conservation in England’ will bring the knowledge and confidence to farmers and landowners to plant trees on their unproductive land.

“We have the trees; our spades are ready. Now working with improved grant support and focused encouragement, we can help build woodlands for future generations.”

The open Q&A session and panel will include David McCulloch Head of CarbonStore, a company that provides the vital link to unite landowners looking to sell their Woodland Carbon Units with companies keen to offset their carbon emissions. David will be on hand to answer any carbon related questions.

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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