Creating new woodland is one of the most cost-effective ways of reducing carbon emissions and mitigating our nation’s carbon footprint. When correctly managed, planting new woodlands also stands up as a sound financial investment.

Woodlands provide multiple benefits that make a positive difference to our lives and to those of future generations. The environments they create offer opportunities for people and businesses whilst also supporting biodiversity. Timber harvested from woodlands provides a renewable construction material that helps to lock up carbon in our built environment. Yet Wales is one of the least wooded countries in Europe, with trees covering just 15 percent of our land against a European average of 37%.

This online workshop builds on our Capturing Carbon guidance and is ideal for those interested in creating new woodlands with a focus on eco-system services and financial benefits of this green investment.

The workshop is delivered as part of the Forest Nation Centre training programme.

Workshop Content

Participants will gain information on the benefits and practical challenges of planting new woodlands and how to establish woodlands in Wales specifically.

The workshop will address many of the issues that need to be considered when making such an investment decision including land acquisition, regulations, planting design, species mix, the investment case, the role for timber production, as well as the value of carbon captured.

Case studies and examples will illustrate how others have tackled woodland creation. The aim of the workshop is to empower teams in the public and private sector to define their objectives and to make the right decisions.

This workshop is delivered by Andrew Bronwin, director at Bronwin and Abbey, and Ashley Hardaker, independent researcher and expert in forestry economics.

Date and time

16 April, 10.30 am – 12pm


£50 (excl. VAT). Discounts available for Woodknowledge Wales members and partner organisations.


This event is online. Participants will receive a link upon registration.

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Event details

Date: 16/04/2021

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm