Woodland water credits

Young trees growing in low level water





    Photo: © Crown copyright. Forest Research


The Woodland Water Code is being developed by a consortium led by Forest Research, funded by the UK Government through Defra’s Nature for Climate Fund programme. The consortium is working on developing woodland water credits, initially for water quality and then for flood alleviation and water cooling.

A concept note for integrating the Woodland Water Code with the Woodland Carbon Code was approved by the Woodland Carbon Code executive board in January 2023. An initial desk-based piloting phase of the water quality element of the code will run between May and September 2024.

The consortium is seeking input from a range of professionals and organisations to support the development of the code.

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also read the summaries from the Woodland Water Code seminars for buyers and for landowners


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