CarbonStore sells your woodland and peatland carbon at a fair price to the right company allowing you to earn an income from your natural capital while helping others achieve their net zero goals.
A Professional Service from Start to Finish
CarbonStore helps you maximise the price of your carbon units. We operate a transparent and straight-forward sales process, we market widely your carbon units and we have extensive knowledge of the woodland carbon and peatland carbon market.
Tilhill’s in-depth knowledge and long experience in woodland creation and peatland restoration ensures your project will be professionally planted and skilfully managed. Maelor Forest Nurseries’ cutting-edge research, knowledge, and scale, ensures plentiful supplies of resilient, fit and healthy home-grown tree stocks.”
A Fair Price and a Positive Partnership
CarbonStore understands properly the complexities of the Woodland and Peatland Carbon Codes. This allows us to reduce the costs of certification and enables us to deliver an efficient, competent, and cost-effective service when registering, validating and verifying your woodland and peatland projects.
CarbonStore secures the best possible price for your Peatland or Woodland Carbon Units. Our wide-ranging contacts across the corporate sector and our multiple marketing channels maximise demand, secure a fair price and help establish a positive and constructive working partnership between yourself and the company.
The sale of woodland or peatland carbon represents the start of a long-term working relationship between you and the company buying your Carbon Units. We help build a positive, constructive partnership. That way, both you and the purchaser can take pride in the outcome and everyone benefits from enhancing our environment.
We guide you through every step in the process. From securing a buyer for your carbon credits to creating your new woodland or restoring peatland, and ensuring it is registered correctly. We can then manage that woodland to ensure it grows as predicted to secure your Woodland Carbon Credits.
We can guide you every step of the way to:
Implement your Scheme
- We secure the grant, design the project, and implement the plans.
- We validate the project with the Woodland or Peatland Carbon Codes.
- We arrange the ongoing checks to certify the project’s standards.
Securing a Buyer
- We advertise and promote your project’s carbon units.
- We secure interested buyer for your carbon units.
- We arrange an introduction with the potential buyer.
Completing the Transaction
- We help secure a mutually agreed price for the carbon units.
- We help to legally indemnify the agreement.
- We arrange payment and transfer of ownership for the carbon units.
Take Long-Term Care
- We help manage the woodlands to UK Forestry Standards.
- Tilhill’s ecologists help meet the standards required by the Peatland Carbon Code.
- We arrange ongoing verifications to certify carbon sequestration.
Frequently Asked Questions
CarbonStore has an extensive list of contacts across the environmental and sustainability sectors. When we sell your carbon units, we market them on our website, we promote them directly to these contacts and we flag them particularly to active buyers of Peatland and Woodland Carbon Units.
By maximising awareness of your project and highlighting its benefits, we increase the level of interest and the number of bids. You, as the landowner, can then choose with which bidder you would most like to engage in further discussions.
Our unique partnership with Tilhill allows us to deliver a package of outstanding value to our clients.
Tilhill has the largest team of chartered foresters of any UK company. Through CarbonStore, Tilhill is partnered with Maelor Forest Nurseries. This link assures supplies of the young trees for the plantations. Finally, CarbonStore not only undertakes all the administrative work associated with registering, validating, and verifying schemes under the Woodland Carbon Code. It can also arrange the sale of the carbon credits.
When buying carbon units, companies have two priorities: Firstly, they want to neutralise their carbon footprint. Secondly, they want their investment to benefit wider society. This might involve tree planting days for their employees to learn more about trees, nature and the countryside. It might also include visits to the restored peatlands where employees and customers can learn about the natural process afoot as peatlands are rewetted, rejuvenated, and revegetated.
It might include field trips for local schools, access rights for local communities or charities. Companies may wish to include access rights for naturalists who are keen keen to study the wildlife in your woodland or peatland area. The way they market your project to benefit society is an important matter for discussion between you and the company to ensure you both are happy with the arrangements.
You are likely to achieve a higher price for your carbon units if you are willing to help the company achieve these wider societal contributions. However, many companies simply want to neutralise their carbon footprint through nature-based solutions in the UK. A positive and constructive long-term partnership requires these issues be discussed honestly before any agreement is signed and CarbonStore will help facilitate these discussions.
You must ensure that the trees in your woodland scheme grow up to sequester the volume of carbon which was originally predicted in the Woodland Carbon Code’s initial calculation or ensure that your restored peatland is maintained as designed. You must adhere to the management plan which was originally outlined when the project was validated.
Finally, if you choose to sell the land, you must inform any future owner of these obligations which are attached. Further details are outlined in the Woodland Carbon Code’s “Landowner Commitment Statement” which is freely available on its website.
When your project is validated, the PIUs associated with the scheme are available to be sold. As we explain elsewhere, PIUs represent a “promise to deliver” a carbon unit, assuming the trees in your scheme grow and mature as they should, or the peat is restored as predicted.
If, for example, you have sold the PIUs but the trees in your scheme then die, the carbon unit cannot be verified and delivered to the owner of the PIU. In certain circumstances, you may be liable to make up the shortfall by purchasing other carbon units from other schemes at your own expense.
We are able to help mitigate these risks. CarbonStore’s legal contracts specifically highlight force majeure as an inevitable factor of natural capital projects for which no one should be liable. Moreover, Tilhill, with its long experience and extensive knowledge of woodland creation and land management can help mitigate these risks through professional silvicultural practice.
For more information on CarbonStore and how we can help you, just get in touch