Stonebyres lies on undulating farmland in Ayrshire amongst heavily grazed pastureland. This native broadleaf scheme will provide much needed habitat for birds and the choice of tree species reflects this.

The intimately planted native broadleaves will be planted in a way as to complement the surrounding landscape and will also take into account public access.

More generally, the use of native broadleaves is expected to significantly improve the habitat value by linking to the existing Stonebyres Wood to the south of the new planting scheme.


Validated under the Woodland Carbon Code.

Project additional benefits:

  • community
  • wildlife
  • Trees planted:

  • 13,750 over 8.6 hectares
  • When:

  • Winter 2011/12
  • Predicted CO2 capture:

  • 2,221 tonnes over 50 years
  • Species mix:

  • Ash 40%, Downy birch 15%, Oak 10%, Wild cherry 10%, Rowan 5%, Goat willow 5%, Alder 5%, Hazel 2%, mixed other broadleafs 8%