Trees for Transition - Working woodlands for a sustainable future

Woodland Carbon Code

Protected saplingThe Forestry Commission has developed the Woodland Carbon Code. This aims to support a move to a low carbon economy through encouraging investment in the establishment of woodlands in the UK for climate change mitigation. It sets out robust requirements for voluntary carbon sequestration projects that incorporate core principles of good carbon management as part of modern sustainable forest management. Specific objectives of the Code include:

  • ensuring high standards of sustainable forest management
  • setting out requirements of good practice in terms of carbon emissions reduction
  • providing access to forest carbon measurement tools
  • establishing a system of independent quality assurance

TfT Services

  • Advice on Woodland Creation projects compliant with the Woodland Carbon Code
  • Design & Plant Woodland Creation projects

It is now possible to attract carbon funding for woodland creation projects in the UK
For example see the Forest Carbon Web Site.