ICAP at Fisherground

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This is the first result of a partnership between Forest Carbon and the Lake District National Park Authority. The objective is to create a mixed native woodland that will expand an existing ancient semi-natural woodland in the valley. The combined sites include Birch, Oak, Scots pine, Larch, Holly, and Goat willow. The ground flora includes wavy hair grass, lemon-scented fern, foxglove and bryophytes.

Funding was provided by ICAP plc in recognition of its 2013/14 carbon footprint.

Photo right: Sam Hagon from Lake District National Park (left) , and Ian Hall of Fisherground. 


Validated under the Woodland Carbon Code.

Project additional benefits:

  • community
  • wildlife
  • Trees planted:

  • 14,384 over 8.99 hectares
  • When:

  • Spring 2014
  • Predicted CO2 capture:

  • 5,295 tonnes over 85 years
  • Species mix:

  • Alder 13%, Birch 30%, Cherry 3%, Hazel 10%, Oak 30%, Rowan 10%, Other broadleaves 4%.