BWOC

BWOC - capturing operational and customer fuel emissions

Fuel distributor BWOC offer their fuel card customers free capture of 10% of their fuel emissions, plus the chance to top-up to 50% or 100%. Their first new woodland, at Harperrig Reservoir in West Lothian, was created in September 2010 and by January 2014 BWOC was celebrating its seventh new woodland, at Iscoed, in the Carmarthenshire. BWOC has now planted 125,000 trees around the UK. Aside from the environmental benefits, which was the main motive, BWOC is confident that its actions have secured them at least two new supply contracts.

Details of BWOC's woodlands can be found below.

 
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  BWOC senior management visiting the new planting at Haywood

Yoxall

Yoxall is a new woodland on a National Forest owned site, at Woodmill, near Yoxall, Staffordshire. The woodland has been established with the intentions of offering public amenity, enhancing the landscape and fostering biodiversity. The woodland is an example of a Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland – one the UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework Priority Habitats. (The Framework replaced the UK ... read more...
BWOC at Yoxall - 1

Haywood

This planting at Cranborne, Dorset, aims to recreate the forest that stood on this site up to the 17th Century. The name of the site is being changed, and is reverting to its original name: Haywood.   Map of the Haywood forest, circa 1605  The woodland will be a productive one, managed to the very highest standards of continuous cover forestry. The planting and manageme... read more...
How Haywood will look...

Shiplaw

Forest Carbon has formed a new partnership with the Tweed Forum, and Shiplaw is one of five new projects, totalling 62 hectares, to be implemented in the winters of 2012/13 and 2013/14. The projects are carefully situated in the Bowmont Valley, South of Kelso and two Tweed tributaries near Eddleston. In addition to carbon capture the woodlands will deliver the benefits outlined below. Natural... read more...
Educational visit to Shiplaw

Harperrig

This woodland has been created in partnership with the Central Scotland Forest Trust (CSFT), a charity whose aim is to create 34,000 hectares of new, public access, woodland in the degraded central Scotland belt. The Central Scotland ‘Forest’ will not be one continuous and remote forest, but will be hundreds of woodlands in and around the towns of the central belt. Forest Carbon ... read more...
BWOC at Harperrig October 2010

Iscoed

The project includes the establishment of a valuable research woodland to provide scientific data on improved varieties of broadleaved trees. The woodland will incorporate an archive of ash and birch ‘plus’ trees which have been collected by the Future Trees Trust, whose aim is to improve the resilience of 7 key broadleaf species across the UK by introducing more genetic diversity. ... read more...
BWOC fuel truck

Stonebyres

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BWOC at Stonebyres

Barr Farm

With the support of BWOC the owners of Barr Farm have converted some land to native woodland in order to provide social and environmental benefits.  The woodlands will offer opportunities for access and nature study, and in addition its position in an extensive agricultural landscape will provide visual contrast, colour, scale and texture. The woodlands will be open to public access in ... read more...
BWOC at Barr Farm June 2011

Great Chalfield Manor

Great Chalfield Manor is a National Trust property near Melksham, in Wiltshire - the first of many, we hope, in partnership with the Trust. Not only will the woodland capture carbon dioxide, it will also enhance the wildlife corridor along the Chalfield brook using less productive north facing arable land.The long term management plan for the woodland is that it be sustainably managed to ensu... read more...
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