17,486 tonnes of CO₂e
- 170 hectares in the Cairngorms National Park
- Within the North Rothiemurchus Pinewoods SSSI and the Cairngorms Special Area of Conservation
- Aim is to expand the ancient pinewoods and develop a thriving wildlife habitat
- Proceeds used to implement environmental improvements across their in-hand farm
Situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, this ambitious project will use wholly natural and organic processes to enhance and expand Scotland’s ancient Caledonian Forest.
The land is owned by Rothiemurchus Estate, which has ring-fenced 170 hectares (an area equivalent to 317 football pitches) for woodland creation which will be regulated by the Woodland Carbon Code. The Code estimates the woodland will capture 17,486 tonnes of carbon over the next 100 years and Rothiemurchus is looking to sell 100% of the carbon credits which have been issued to the woodland.
The young woodland, lying within the North Rothiemurchus Pinewoods SSSI and the Cairngorms Special Area of Conservation, is located within a sensitive and precious ancient habitat. Hosting many rare and endangered birds and mammals, the location significantly enhances the site’s ecology.