Blackford Forest SOLD
Our Blackford Forest Project is located West of Gleneagles village, East of the Trossachs National Park and between the cities of Stirling and Perth in Scotland. The project entails three new woods, comprising 192 Hectares and all located within two kilometres of each other. Its offsetting capacity is 38,162 tCO2e.
The project will comprise 489,744 trees: 21,769 native broadleaves, 86,975 Norway spruce, 36,025 Scots pine, 342,975 Sitka spruce and 2,000 Noble fir.
The majority of the once vast Caledonian Forest, that existed in the Highlands for millennia, was coniferous. Native conifers play an important role in carbon sequestration as their growth rate is greater than deciduous trees. Of course, these pine habitats would have been home to Red squirrels, Pine martens, Scottish wildcats and the Eurasian lynx. Pine trees serve as nesting platforms for raptors such as osprey, Golden eagles, Sea eagles and goshawks. So, returning coniferous forest to its previous location has high merit from a conservation standpoint.
An important aspect of the project is the enhancement of water quality. The estate is undertaking planting of native broadleaves along burns in order to enhance water quality for community drinking and in support of community economic development. Two important businesses draw water from the area including Highland Spring drinking water and the Tullibardine Whisky distillery.
To maximise the carbon yield of the project, part of the site will be sustainably cut and replanted during the scheme. Timber is a sustainable resource which avoids the significant carbon emissions of steel and other materials. Timber projects which exist for construction lock-up carbon permanently as the material is incorporated into buildings and furniture. Harvested areas of the site will be replanted like-for-like. Therefore, there will be a second set of carbon sequestered for part of the site. The carbon units from this project are relatively affordable. Contact us for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
At a Glance: Blackford Forest
Between Perth and Sterling
East of the Trossachs National Park
A commercial pine planting project with elements of mixed deciduous, permanent woodlands comprising 192 Hectares
A Conservation buffer to the east of the Trossachs National Park
In the vicinity of hills and three small lochs
Recognised Offsetting Framework
Woodland Carbon Code
Project passed inspection
Sustainable Development Goals
Life on Land
Life Below Water
Partnerships for the Goals
Recognised Offset Standards
Pending Issuance Units becoming Woodland Carbon Units