FORESTRY BUSINESS Tilhill has launched a new service to unite landowners who are looking to sell woodland generated carbon units, with companies that are keen to offset their carbon emissions.

The service, CarbonStore, promises to bring 'professionalism, transparency and many years of experience in woodland creation' to the carbon market, with the aim of creating and nurturing the 'very best woodlands' to maximise the benefits for the public, companies and landowners.

Both Tilhill and CarbonStore are part of BSW, the UK’s largest integrated forestry group. Also in partnership with CarbonStore are Maelor Forest Nurseries, a progressive commercial tree nursery and also part of the BSW Group. Together, the partnership can grow the tree seeds, design the new woodland creation schemes, plant the saplings, manage the trees and sell the carbon units. One billion trees have already been planted through this partnership over the years and counting.

Under the deal, landowners will have the opportunity to use the CarbonStore website to openly market their woodland carbon, offering market leading value while also securing an honest price for companies and helping them maximise their carbon offsetting ambitions.

Leading the new business team is David McCulloch, who has a BSc (Hons) in Accounting, Finance and Economics and 18 years’ experience in the financial sector based in London and Tokyo, who through Tilhill has returned to his rural roots in southern Scotland.

He is supported by Andy Baker MICFor, who has a BSc (Hons) in Ecology and Environmental Science and gained his wide ranging forestry experience within Tilhill, specialising in carbon sequestration. Mr Baker also represents the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) on the Woodland Carbon Code Advisory Board.

"Together, the CarbonStore Team has powerful credentials and is in an unrivalled position to advise and guide our clients, in the most open and honest manner, on all woodland generated carbon matters. Our experience unites to enable us to deliver viable, credible schemes, ensuring that your carbon offsetting journey from start to finish is a smooth and enjoyable one," proclaimed the company.