21,381 tonnes of CO₂e
Argyll and Bute
- 69.2 hectares of woodland on an Argyllshire hillside
- Woodland will capture 21,381 tonnes of carbon over the next 85 years
- Species mix includes Birch, Sycamore, Oak, Sitka spruce, Rowan and Alder
- Aims to restore the ecology on a previously bare tract of heavily-grazed moorland
An environmentally-oriented forestry investor has planted a previously desolate Argyllshire hillside. The woodland now covers 69 hectares, bringing ecological and economic vitality to the area. It will capture 21,381 tonnes of carbon over the next 85 years.
The species planting mix includes Birch (32%), Sycamore (4%), Oak (3%), Sitka spruce (43%), Rowan (6%) and Alder (5%)
After centuries of intense grazing by sheep, an Argyllshire hillside has been planted with a mixture of native broadleaves and productive conifers. The latter will provide valuable employment and economic activity for the local community while the former will restore the ecology on a previously bare tract of heavily-grazed moorland.
Although situated deep in rural Argyll, the woodland is just 1.5 hours’ drive from Glasgow Airport, from which there are 8 flights per day to London. The forest manager would gladly provide a nature-oriented tour of the woodland for interested companies. The woodland owner is looking to sell 100% of the carbon credits and offers are expected in excess of £20 per PIU.
Planting was completed in June 2022 and the project is currently undergoing validation by the Woodland Carbon Code with PIUs expected to be issued and available for sale by March 2023.