Hedgerow Carbon Code

With British agriculture committed to become carbon neutral by 2040 farmers are beginning to work out how the carbon accounts can be calculated for their farms. 

It is estimated that British hedgerows are currently storing around nine million tonnes of carbon valued at £63m at base carbon prices. There is enormous potential to increase this figure by gapping up holes and allowing hedgerows to grow outwards and upwards but we need a means to calculate how much additional carbon can be stored by doing this. 

Enter the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Hedgerow Carbon Code herehere