13,971 tonnes of CO₂e
Dumfries and Galloway
- 75 hectares of broadleaves, conifers and low-density native woodland
- The woodland is expected to capture 13,971 tonnes of carbon over the next 65 years.
- Species mix includes Silver birch, Aspen, Sycamore, Scots pine, Norway spruce, Downy birch.
- Trees will provide shade to the water and a rich source of food to replenish the fish stocks.
An ecologically-minded hill farmer is restoring the wildlife habitat across his land by planting 75 hectares of broadleaves, conifers and low-density native woodland on agricultural land which was previously used for sheep grazing.
The species planting mix includes Silver birch (22%), Aspen (5%), Sycamore (5%), Scots pine (32%), Norway spruce (9%), Downy birch (12%).
Centuries of sheep and cattle grazing has reduced the land’s ecological health. The new woodland will restore its ecosystems, providing a rich habitat for wildlife. Lying adjacent to Selcoth Burn, the trees will also provide shade to the water, limiting fluctuations in its temperature and providing a rich source of food to replenish the fish stocks.
Although in the heart of the Moffat Hills, the woodland is just 15 minutes’ drive from the M74, 30 miles north of Carlisle and 45 miles south of Glasgow. It is therefore highly accessible for companies located anywhere in central Scotland and England. The farmer has excellent facilities for hosting a corporate event and would welcome any companies wishing to visit the woodland and his farm. They are looking to sell 100% of the carbon credits and offers are expected in excess of £20 per PIU.
Planting was completed in December 2021 and the project has already been validated by the Woodland Carbon Code so the PIUs have been issued and are available for sale immediately.