Breathing New Life into the Scottish Borders: The Selcoth Burn Project

Join us in our journey to reforest the heart of Scotland, capturing carbon and fostering biodiversity.

Who are Forest Carbon?

Forest Carbon leads the way in UK woodland creation for carbon capture.


Through the planting of over 13 million new trees since 2006, along with several peatland restoration sites, our partner’s projects are removing nearly 3 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society.


The Selcoth Burn Initiative

A New Leaf in UK Conservation

Nestled in the verdant expanse of the Scottish Borders, the Selcoth Burn initiative stands as a beacon of environmental restoration and biodiversity enhancement. This groundbreaking project, in partnership with Forest Carbon, aims to transform the landscape through the creation of mixed, predominantly broadleaved woodlands. By intertwining the goals of sustainable timber production and the conservation of native wildlife, Selcoth Burn not only captures significant amounts of atmospheric CO2 but also breathes life back into local ecosystems

The Elusive Pine Marten

The initiative supports a variety of species, from the elusive pine marten to the majestic golden eagle, promoting the migration and thriving of these creatures in their natural habitats. Moreover, Selcoth Burn places a special emphasis on riparian planting, crucial for the health of aquatic species in the River Tweed catchment. Through this holistic approach, the project exemplifies how human intervention can harmoniously coexist with nature, fostering a greener, more biodiverse Scotland for generations to come.