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Benefits to Landowners

    • Income:  New woodlands which meet the standards set out in the Woodland Carbon Code could provide an alternative to agricultural income, with the future possibility of  
      • Additional income upfront to help with the establishment of the woodland
      • Future income from the carbon sequestered in the woodland
      • Future income from timber products from sawlogs to woodfuel
    • Recent research assesses the investment returns from timber and carbon in woodland creation projects (2017)
    • Credibility:  Independent verification provides credibility to your project.
    • Reassurance:  For you and your customers that the carbon you claim will be sequestered, actually will be.
    • Woodland creation projects are sustainable projects which not only sequester carbon but also provide a range of social and environmental benefits such as:
      • Benefits to wildlife and biodiversity
      • Opportunities for varied recreation
      • Enhance the local landscape or restore degraded landscapes 
      • Provide shelter for animals or humans depending on location
      • Provide a source of woodfuel as an alternative to fossil fuels 
      • Provide timber which can then also continue to store carbon in long-lasting timber products
      • Protect water and soils
      • Regulate temperature in urban areas


Last updated: 8th March 2018