NF001 DORN GLYME VALLEY WOODLAND

On the Blenheim Estate

INVESTMENT SECURED  Carbon not now available

OVERVIEW

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.

KEY AIMS

AREA: 140ha

TREES TO BE PLANTED: 240,000

CARBON SEQUESTERED: 20,000 tonnes over 25 years

CASE STUDY INFORMATION

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Detailed Project Information

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Additional Information

Grown in Britain Scoring Sheet

Each project will be scored to ensure that it meets the FCF’s high standards. The scoring sheet covers a wide range of tree planting projects and allows for projects with a wide range of objectives – from increasing biodiversity to creating a productive timber woodland.

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Natural Capital Scoring Sheet

Project scores are quantified to provide a monetary value, in alignment with the Natural Capital Committee assets. Projects scoring highly on natural capital assets may be eligible for additional funding.

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