The Future Forest journey

A brief history of our story so far. An overview of milestones from land management to rare lichen, prestigious awards to returning species back from the brink extinction.

December 2023

1 MILLION TREES PLANTED!

2023 was our busiest planting season to date - resulting in one million trees in the ground!

November 2023

10,000 Wildflowers planted

Together with volunteers, our dedicated team planted an incredible 10,000 wildflowers at Leadloch.

October 2023

The Conservation Volunteers Training Course at Dumyat

As part of our ongoing partnership with TCV we hosted a two-day training course led by our Head of Ecology, Lindsay Mackinlay

September 2023

Extinct butterfly makes remarkable return after 100 year absence at Dumyat!

After a 100-year absence evidence of the Northern Brown Argus butterfly breeding was recently recorded at our Dumyat site in Stirlingshire by our team alongside Butterfly Conservation.

August 2023

35 different plant species and 78 wildflowers recorded at Brodoclea!

35 different plant species, with an astonishing 78 wildflowers recorded in biodiversity survey at Brodoclea.

August 2023

Landworker’s Alliance at Brodoclea

With around 25 enthusiastic foresters and farmers, award-winning Site Assistant David Carruth gave a tour and explained our approach to long-term land management.

August 2023

Carbon PIU's Validated!

Our projects put nature first, and provide validated UK Woodland and Peatland Carbon Code units, which are traceable, authentic and legally recognised. The sale of carbon units enables us to reinvest in our business, facilitating further growth and the restoration of additional habitats.

July 2023

Uniting MPs for Scotland’s Climate Week

We welcomed Councillor Jim Thomson and Alyn Smith MP to our award-winning Dumyat site, in an effort to unite stakeholders, partners, supporters, and key influencers in the fight against climate change.

February 2023

Scottish Government Natural Capital public sector partnership

Our team met with economic and environmental leads from across Scottish Government and the wider public sector including NatureScot, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and the Hutton Institute to discuss natural capital.

February 2023

Peatland restoration project completed at Glenaros!

30ha of blanket bog restored at Glenaros! Thousands of metres of ditches were blocked to control water flow, create a habitat for wildlife, and store carbon for future generations, thanks to Peatland ACTION & Peatland Code. This project aims to reduce 3213t CO2e emissions over a span of 100 years.

February 2023

Peatland restoration project completed at Swarthghyll!

57.9ha of peatland restored taking our team around 15 months in total. Surveying began in December 2021, followed by planning, funding application and peatland code validation. Across a project term of 100 years, a reduction of 9499 tCO2e will be made.

December 2022

David Carruth won The Farm Woodland Young People’s Award!

At the Scotland's Finest Woods Awards 2023, David Carruth was honored with The Farm Woodland Young People's Award for his exceptional contributions at Brodoclea. His efforts were acknowledged as exemplary in terms of woodland and agricultural practices, benefiting both farming and woodland management.

December 2022

Dumyat wins Climate Change Champion Award at Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards!

Jamie Adcock, Senior Forestry Manager, accepted the Climate Change Champion Award at The Royal Highland Show, saying, “This accolade is testament to the vision, planning and execution of the work we are undertaking at Dumyat. We are delighted that this site has been recognised by Scotland’s Finest Woods for our efforts in sharing our knowledge and experience about climate change.”

November 2022

Rare Lichens of International Concern Identified at Glenaros

Lichenologists Andy Acton and Brian Coppins identified 125 lichen and associated species, 66 notable lichens, 52 of which are categorised as being species for which Britain has International Responsibility identified in their report titled, The Lichens of Atlantic Hazel at Glenaros Mull in 2022.

March 2022

Bat Surveys at Glenaros

Ecologist Lindsay Mackinlay and a team of volunteers found that Glenaros supported at least three species of bat, including Soprano pipistrelle, Common pipistrelle and the odd Brown long-eared bat. Discovering at least 10 bat roosts across five buildings and within nearby mature trees.

January 2022

Carston Farm acquired!

Carston is a 66 ha farm in the heart of the Ayrshire countryside. We aim to transform the land into a vibrant woodland which merges into wildlife-rich small wetlands and wildflower meadows, and which will become a valued place for informal recreation for the local community.

January 2022

Brawlbin Farm acquired!

Brawlbin Farm is located in a scenic and rugged part of Caithness on the southern shores of Loch Calder and on the northern edge of the Flow Country. The land offers tremendous opportunity to develop the natural capital potential through woodland planting, peatland restoration, managing the wetlands for bird habitat and regenerative agriculture.

February 2021

Swarthghyll Estate acquired!

876ha Swarthghyll Estate in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park acquired.

May 2021

Dumyat Estate acquired!

480ha iconic Dumyat hillside site acquired, which will eventually become a rich, diverse woodland, sequestering carbon from the atmosphere and teaming with wildlife.

September 2021

Leadloch acquired!

Leadloch 155ha site in the Central Belt of Scotland acquired.

September 2021

Pleasantfield acquired!

35ha site acquired, we will turn the land back into a thriving woodland habitat.

November 2020

Brodoclea Woodland Farm acquired!

174ha Brodoclea Woodland Farm acquired, now home to our woolly pigs; our ecological restoration engineers.

November 2020

Brisbane Mains acquired!

144ha site at Brisbane Mains acquired for reforestation and biodiversity restoration.

July 2020

Glenaros Estate acquired!

809ha Glenaros Estate acquired on the east coast of Mull in Scotland.

January 2020

The Future Forest Company Founded

Founded by Jim Mann and Jade Rein, the Future Forest Company was born with the aim to deliver large scale carbon removal reforestation projects in the UK to fight against climate change.

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