INVESTMENT SECURED Carbon not now available
The land is located in the Cotswolds, following a valley down to a river basin, which is largely covered by a singular strip of trees. The land currently has a small number of tree clusters located in the basin and travelling uphill along field boundaries.
We see Barton River Valley as an opportunity to expand the area of woodland adjacent to existing ancient semi-natural woodland sites, as outlined in the Cotswold area profile. Where there is no existing woodland, small-scale creation will be designed to intercept water flow and reduce soil erosion on valley slopes adjacent to arable fields and along the river corridor.
This ambitious project has high Natural Capital Gains of public access, water catchment and purification, biodiversity, improved wildlife corridors and stunning landscape character.
TREES TO BE PLANTED: 240,000
CARBON SEQUESTERED: 20,000 tonnes over 25 years