Resource Centre

CarbonStore operates in a new and rapidly evolving industry. Our Resource Centre keeps you up to date on recent events, the latest policy, and emerging trends across our industry.

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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Woodland Carbon Update – August 2022

August 2022 Woodland Carbon Update, including more information about the changes to additionality rules, and future trends in the market.

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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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Free Webinar – 29th Sept at 10.00am

Has your business thought about planting home-grown trees in the UK to sequester your residual carbon emissions but you don’t know how to push the project forwards?

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How can your tree planting project link to Sustainable Development Goals?

These goals define the priorities and objectives for sustainable development initiatives, such as woodland creation, around the world.

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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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What Exactly is CO₂e?

In practice, there are seven greenhouse gases (GHG) which the Kyoto Protocol identified as contributing to global warming. Carbon Dioxide (CO₂) is the most prevalent, accounting for 80% of GHG emissions.

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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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The Woodland Carbon Code: An Introduction

Launched by the Forestry Commission in 2011, it is operated by Scottish Forestry, the science underpinning its calculations has been developed by Forest Research and it is backed by the UK government.

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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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The UK Government’s Targets for Woodland Creation

With the government legally committed to achieving net zero emissions in the UK by 2050 and simultaneously conscious of the wider societal challenges, its 2019 manifesto also committed it to planting 30,000 hectares across the UK by 2025

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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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Woodland Carbon Update – Jan 2022

What were the major milestones in 2021 and can we learn anything from them about what lies in store for 2022?

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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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Productive Woodlands Must Play a Central Role in the Government’s Tree Planting Ambitions

Recent analysis by Forest Research, the Forestry Commission’s world-renowned research division, has highlighted an important shortcoming in the assumptions which underpin the current approach in calculating sequestration volumes by different types of woodland

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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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Woodland Carbon Update – Sept 2021

The Number of Registered Projects Rises Steeply As a fast-evolving industry, the market for woodland carbon continues to be influenced by passing, but significant, winds. As we have noted before, interest in the Woodland Carbon Code has expanded dramatically; demand for PIUs and WCUs has increased but the number of woodlands registered with the Code […]

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Webinar: Helping Sustainability Specialists Meet Net-Zero

Why Woodland Creation Should Be Part of Your Carbon Reduction Strategy as a sustainability manager or analyst

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A Carbon Source, Sink and Store: Explaining Soil Carbon

A Carbon Source, Sink and Store There is a lot of confusion surrounding terms such as ‘carbon sink’, ‘carbon store’ and ‘carbon source’. This article gets clear on carbon.

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The Wider Benefits of Woodland Creation

Woodland creation generates a multitude of other ecological, environmental, social and economic benefits:

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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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10 Reasons Why Companies Choose CarbonStore as a Trusted Partner for Carbon Offsetting

CarbonStore presents 10 very important reasons as number one choice for carbon offsetting

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Woodland Carbon Update – July 2021

Exploring a fair price for carbon transactions for woodland owner and Selco Builders'Warehouse. Looking at recent pricing trends.

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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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Carbon Sequestration – The Basics

Carbon sequestration describes the process in which carbon dioxide (CO₂) is removed from the atmosphere and subsequently stored through biological, chemical, or physical processes.

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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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The User’s Guide to the Woodland Carbon Market

CarbonStore has produced this User Guide, so all parties have a clear understanding of the terminology and the processes involved in the selling and purchasing of woodland generated carbon units.

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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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Woodland Carbon Update – May 2021

We see signs of infancy across all carbon markets, including the one for woodland carbon. The absence of pricing transparency, which we are keen to rectify, is the most obvious symptom. Meantime, we continue to work hard to address others which we feel are important steps to ensure the healthy development of the market so […]

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FCCWG Webinar -The Importance of Carbon in a Climate Emergency

The Forestry & Climate Change Working Group with CarbonStore The Forestry Climate Change Working Group (FCCWG) present this Workshop Webinar; a free online workshop for forestry practitioners exploring 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 likely […]

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Woodland Carbon Update – March 2021

The outlook for the woodland carbon market appears encouraging. Its regulatory standard, the Woodland Carbon Code, has used the lockdown gainfully to update its rules and guidelines, expand its capacity and widen its recognition among both landowners and companies. With the UK now (slowly) emerging from the lockdown, pressure for a ‘green recovery’ is growing. […]

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Creating Woodlands for Cash, Carbon & Conservation Webinar

Head of CarbonStore David McCulloch joined Tilhill for this informative webinar entitled ‘Creating Woodlands for Cash, Carbon & Conservation’ – Scotland which included three onsite interviews. David answered all carbon related questions from landowners, farmers and industry professionals. Watch the full recording covering: The landowner’s objectives Evaluating the land and farm potential How agriculture can […]

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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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Woodland Carbon Update – Feb 2021

The UK’s woodland carbon market is evolving rapidly. Preliminary enquiries, more substantive indications of interest in buying PIUs, and firm orders for them from companies have all picked up markedly through January and early- February. Similarly, woodland owners are quickly recognising the opportunities from selling their woodland-generated carbon credits. The number of schemes being registered […]

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World Wetlands Day – Restoring a globally important habitat

Forestry and Land Scotland’s (FLS) ongoing work to restore a globally important habitat is being celebrated as part of World Wetlands Day (2 Feb). Blanket bog is a type of habitat found on peatland soils in cool, wet upland areas in maritime climates. It covers 23 per cent of Scotland’s land area and is rarely […]

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Webinar: Crafting Nature-Based Solutions for Your Business

This webinar outlines the fundamental principles of nature-based solutions, focusing particularly on woodland creation and peatland restoration.

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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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Capacity Issues in the Woodland Creation Supply Chain: Mitigating the Risks

Appreciation for Natural Capital is gathering momentum. The value of woodland carbon is rising.

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Green carbon initiatives join forces to expand the UK market

In the race to tackle climate change and to reach net zero emissions, two key UK-wide carbon markets have joined forces. The UK Woodland Carbon Registry and UK Peatland Code have come together to form the new UK Land Carbon Registry. The new registry aims to create a more accessible ‘one-stop-shop’ for woodland and peatland […]

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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

CarbonStore is delighted to share this free public webinar dedicated to farmers, landowners and companies.

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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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The ‘Carbon Skeleton’ of Natural Capital

When considering environmental enhancement, it can sometimes feel as though there are too many variables to juggle or prioritise to make the most significant impact possible with the resources at your disposal.

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Digging into the Details to Maximise Your Income

The intricacies of the Woodland Carbon Code present many potential pitfalls for landowners seeking to capitalise on their newly planted woodland’s carbon sequestration capacity. Some agents/brokers purchase Pending Issuance Units (PIUs) directly from landowners and then hold them, as inventory, while they look for a corporate buyer for the PIUs. (Please note that CarbonStore operates […]

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An Insight into Current Prices of Woodland Carbon Units

We market our carbon-related woodland schemes fairly and openly and we charge only a minor commission for arranging the transactions between 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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Land use: Policies for a Net Zero UK

The report assesses the way we use our land today and the changes required in how we farm and use land in order to deliver the UK Government’s Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050

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Reducing UK emissions: 2020 Progress Report to Parliament

This is the Committee’s 2020 report to Parliament, assessing progress in reducing UK emissions over the past year.

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Reducing UK emissions: 2020 Progress Report to Parliament

This is the Committee’s 2020 report to Parliament, assessing progress in reducing UK emissions over the past year. This year, the report includes new advice to the UK Government on securing a green and resilient recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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The flight path to net zero

Green Alliance policy insight dated in April 2020 into nature based carbon offsetting by airlines.

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An Auspicious Moment for British Woodlands

The launch of CarbonStore provides sorely needed improvements to the services offered to both landowners and companies in the woodland carbon market.

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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