Woodland carbon

Through our continual release of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere our planet is warming up and we’re experiencing more extreme weather events with effects on the seasons, wildlife and food production.

Yet trees are nature’s most effective tool in helping to cool down our planet. 

They naturally absorb and remove harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the atmosphere helping to cleanse and purify the air.  Call it global cooling.

And that’s one of the reasons why the Woodland Trust encourages individuals and businesses to help us plant more trees and create new woodland, but to do it right here in the UK.

Through our Woodland Carbon scheme you can reduce your individual or company carbon footprint by locking up your carbon emissions through trees. Our carbon projects are managed to the highest standard and are registered to the Government’s accreditation scheme, the Woodland Carbon Code

By turning your carbon into woodland you’ll be doing your bit for the environment and, at the same time, helping us create thriving new pockets of woodland to benefit wildlife and people alike.

Stream and waterfall
Carbon footprint

Personal carbon

Do you worry about how much CO2 you create? Would you like to do something about it simply?

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Leaves in autumn

Business carbon

The Woodland Trust offers a unique opportunity for companies to invest in local carbon projects.

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