Tay Forest Project

The project comprises 202 Hectares, 493,440 trees and offsets 36,348 tCO2e.  It is located in one of the most scenic areas of Highland Perthshire, Scotland.  The project is located west of Blair Atholl, adjacent to Forestry Commission land and northwest of Pitlochry.

The project site is spectacular.  The planting scheme begins near to river level and extends up the hillside to the boundary of the moors.  It overlooks a broad river valley with established forests in the area.  The work commenced in 2021 and has now been completed.  It comprises a two-phase mixed conifer planting of Scots pine, Norwegian pine and Sitka spruce.  Native broadleaves, including rare aspen, are also planted alongside burns to enhance water quality in the river below. 

The two areas of new woodland that comprise the project are separated by just 100 meters, in order to permit deer to move between the fenced off areas until the saplings are large enough for the fencing to be removed. 

 

The project expands total forest cover on adjacent Scottish Forestry (Forestry Commission) land forest at Tay Forest Park.  The project will be validated during 2022.

The adjacent Tay Forest Park is a major centre of ecotourism activity to the east of Loch Rannoch.  By extending the existing forest cover in the area, the project is achieving landscape conservation objectives which benefit a range of species.

 

This extensive coniferous woodland area is emblematic of the central Highlands.  It is important for a range of rare species including the endangered capercaillie, Red squirrel, Pine marten and goshawk.  The landscape also includes the Eurasian beaver, which is a relatively recent rewilding success story.  Other species in the vicinity include the otter, Red grouse, Black grouse, curlew, Hen harrier, Barn owl and many more.

Please contact richard@highlandcarbon.com with the timing and quantity of your offset requirements to receive a pricing proposal and detail of associated benefits.

At a Glance: Tay Forest Project

 

Location

  • Scotland

  • Adjacent to the existing Tay Forest.

  • West of Blair Atholl; northwest of Pitlochry.

Offsetting Capacity

36,348 tCO2e ​

 

Scale

  • 202 Hectares

  • 493,440 trees

Biodiversity

  • Benefiting rare species such as the Eurasian beaver, otter, dipper, kingfisher, goshawk, Capercaille, Red squirrel, Pine marten, Red grouse, Black grouse, Hen harrier, curlew, oyster catcher, Barn owl, peregrine falcon and goshawk.

Project Status

  • Planting completed in 2021

  • Project validation during spring 2022

Sustainable Development Goals

  • Climate Action

  • Life on Land

  • Life Below Water

  • Partnerships for the Goals​

Recognised Offsetting Framework

Woodland Carbon Code

Recognised Offset Standards

Pending Issuance Units becoming Woodland Carbon Units