Woodlots can be planted for a range of outcomes including timber, firewood, and carbon offsetting.
Woodlots provide many environmental benefits. These include improved water quality and reduced soil erosion, along with landscape, biodiversity and recreational values. Healthy forests in critical catchments reduce flood damage downstream and therefore reduce the cost to society from such events.
Woodlots offer soil, water, recreation and biodiversity benefits that non-wood products do not. Forestry and wood processing is a significant source of sustainable local employment. Wood processing even utilises substantial amounts of wood residue for renewable bioenergy.
A huge range of species are available for woodlot planting on smaller farm scales. Click here.
Woodlots can also be planted specifically to offset carbon emissions and to create a carbon neutral farm. There are currently opportunities within the carbon market to fund carbon offset planting, or to partner with others for off-site offsets. Click here.
Woodlot and carbon forestry advice will be provided by Wildlands with our partners.