Woodland Carbon removes carbon from the atmosphere through the creation of much needed native woodland across the country. It is a market-leading initiative that is designed to be both straightforward and flexible, and has won numerous awards.
The Woodland Trust is helping organisations just like Waitrose, that want to take positive action to limit the damaging impacts of their unavoidable carbon emissions. At the same time, companies will be supporting projects that improve biodiversity, enhance social wellbeing, help the landscape adapt to climate change and ensure that we will no longer be one of the least wooded countries in Europe.
Waitrose' investment is enabling tree planting on Ministry of Defence land at the Warcop training area in Cumbria. By doing this, it will be helping to secure the planting of 160 hectares (176,000 trees) by the end of 2012.
As well as removing carbon, the project also provides an important new habitat for conservation species such as the black grouse.