Total predicted carbon sequestration over project lifetime (tCO2e)
Predicted contribution to buffer over project lifetime (tCO2e)
Predicted claimable carbon sequestration over project lifetime (tCO2e)
Woodland Benefits Score (0-5)
Registry - Project Details
Ballygowan (ID: 104000000013495)
Ballygowan Woodland sits in a corner of Lorn, Argyll surrounded by some of Scotland’s most beautiful and historic scenery. The immediate surroundings are rich in Neolithic and Iron Age history including the Strontoiller stone circle and the imposing 13ft Clach Na Caraig Standing Stone. We have planted more than 189,000 broadleaved trees - both commercial and native. Our aim is to return this heavily grazed, biodiverse and habitat poor hillside into a blossoming native woodland which is rich in biodiversity and enjoyed by the public at large. The woodland sits on the edge of a Golden Eagle range. Black Grouse lek less than 2km away. Merlin, Hen Harriers, White-tailed Sea Eagles, Red-throated Divers and the rare and protected Marsh Fritillary Butterfly have all been recorded in the immediate surroundings of the woodland. With livestock now removed, with tree cover available and with undisturbed areas of open ground habitat being carefully selected and retained, it is hoped that these species and other iconic species of Scotland (including the pine martin, red squirrel, wildcat and otter) will return to the hillside and thrive. With a network of access points, paths and viewpoints throughout the woodland the public will be encouraged to engage with the woodland, take pride in it and help nurture it to maturity.