Eskdalemuir Carbon Report

18 June 2018

This infographic is based on a study commissioned by Confor of the whole lifecycle carbon benefit of a timber-producing forest.

Based on the 20,000 hectare Eskdalemuir forest in South Scotland, the study examines the carbon costs and benefits of carbon in the growing forest, in forest soil and deadwood, in forestry and processing operations, in harvested wood products including construction timber, and in the substitution of fossil fuel and mineral construction materials with timber alternatives. 

It concludes that, averaged over 100 years, each hectare of productive forest delivers a carbon benefit of 7.3 tonnes of CO2 per year. This is slightly greater than the UK carbon emissions per person, reported as 7.1 tonnes per year. 

The infographic is available to download here