Indefinate rental required on 1 - 2 acres in Somerset

Hi All,

Yoco Trees CiC - is committed to planting trees all over the world. But we want to get started in our own area - Somerset.
We are offering indefinite rental income for land that is put into woodland.
To start with we are looking for 1 - 2 acres for this years planting cycle.
If you have a small parcel of land that you would like to be considered, please email me at [email protected] and I will get in touch with you.
Rental is fixed at £300 / acre/year (Index linked).
You will be able to continue using the land any way you wish - provided the tree cover is not damaged.
Audits will be completed every year by satellite and any reduction in tree cover will be investigated with you to find out what is going wrong.
You will not be responsible for the planting or care of the trees - just not deliberatly damaging them.

We are very open to exactly what is planted, how and when - we want this to work for you.

Please do get in touch and help us out
Thanks - Tristan
 

melted welly

Member
Location
DD9.
Hi All,

Yoco Trees CiC - is committed to planting trees all over the world. But we want to get started in our own area - Somerset.
We are offering indefinite rental income for land that is put into woodland.
To start with we are looking for 1 - 2 acres for this years planting cycle.
If you have a small parcel of land that you would like to be considered, please email me at [email protected] and I will get in touch with you.
Rental is fixed at £300 / acre/year (Index linked).
You will be able to continue using the land any way you wish - provided the tree cover is not damaged.
Audits will be completed every year by satellite and any reduction in tree cover will be investigated with you to find out what is going wrong.
You will not be responsible for the planting or care of the trees - just not deliberatly damaging them.

We are very open to exactly what is planted, how and when - we want this to work for you.

Please do get in touch and help us out
Thanks - Tristan
Is your business selling the carbon credits?
 

farmerm

Member
Location
Shropshire
🤨. Indefinite.. that’s rather a bold claim for the expected lifespan of a business start up.. I think I would be looking to have the first 30years rental paid up front.. now explain to me this, why do companies like yours focus on planting trees in a country with high land values and high wages like the UK? Climate change is a global problem, there are many other territories where far greater areas of reforestation and forest protection could be achieved for far less investment than can be achieve in the UK.
 
Your rental probably needs to be comparable to solar
for anyone to take this up but good luck.
I worked with hundreds of landowners of the years - mostly in developing solar farms - so I understand where you are coming from. The reality is that this is not achievable. It needs to be for marginal land or for landowners and farmers that are looking to create eco-friendly buffer zones etc.
Unlike solar - the constraints on what can be done with the land that is planted are far fewer. So its up to farmers to figure out new ways to monetise the land they own. Yoco is committed to helping them do that as part of our lease agreements. We offer that service for free - forever.

Metled Welly - No - we are not selling carbon credits.
 

melted welly

Member
Location
DD9.
So how are you gonna pay £300/ac?

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I might of been interested, but not in having the wool pulled over my eyes.
 

farmerm

Member
Location
Shropshire
Can I respectfully ask, if you are not interested in engaging in this positively - then don't waste your time at all. We are committed to this pathway.
You can ask.. but respectfully you are basically doing a dragons den pitch here.. if you can’t offer answers to simple questions raised by skeptics then we soon start to question just how seriously you are commitment to this pathway...
 
Yoco Trees is a not-for-profit business.
If you know anything at all about finance you would not have bothered posting that.
Or if you knew anything at all about me.

The point is - if you ARE interested - then reach out - if not don't waste your time - best wishes to you. Keep growing and supporting our economy and our food systems - I appreciate your work, whatever it is you are doing. Farming is hard. I respect it.
 

melted welly

Member
Location
DD9.
Yoco Trees is a not-for-profit business.
If you know anything at all about finance you would not have bothered posting that.
Or if you knew anything at all about me.

The point is - if you ARE interested - then reach out - if not don't waste your time - best wishes to you. Keep growing and supporting our economy and our food systems - I appreciate your work, whatever it is you are doing. Farming is hard. I respect it.
Thanks, but I don’t think we’d get along.
 

lloyd

Member
Location
Herefordshire
Yoco Trees is a not-for-profit business.
If you know anything at all about finance you would not have bothered posting that.
Or if you knew anything at all about me.

The point is - if you ARE interested - then reach out - if not don't waste your time - best wishes to you. Keep growing and supporting our economy and our food systems - I appreciate your work, whatever it is you are doing. Farming is hard. I respect it.
Why dont you just sell mixed trees at a subsidised price this would
encourage landowners without the legal complications involved.
 

HatsOff

Member
Mixed Farmer
This is hilarious.

I'd actually be really interested in any charity that wants to plant trees where I want them. It's a reasonable amount of work to get them in the ground and going.

Wouldn't even want the rental, just the free tree, tree guard and labour is fine by me.
 

linga

Member
Location
Ceredigion
Yoco Trees is a not-for-profit business.
If you know anything at all about finance you would not have bothered posting that.
Or if you knew anything at all about me.

The point is - if you ARE interested - then reach out - if not don't waste your time - best wishes to you. Keep growing and supporting our economy and our food systems - I appreciate your work, whatever it is you are doing. Farming is hard. I respect it.
People may well be interested or become interested if you can answer reasonable questions. If you won’t or can’t answer those questions they may well lose interest
 

bobk

Member
Location
stafford
Yoco Trees is a not-for-profit business.
If you know anything at all about finance you would not have bothered posting that.
Or if you knew anything at all about me.

The point is - if you ARE interested - then reach out - if not don't waste your time - best wishes to you. Keep growing and supporting our economy and our food systems - I appreciate your work, whatever it is you are doing. Farming is hard. I respect it.
I don't think it's unfair to ask you where the funding is being sourced from .?
 
pretty simple - i have land in a similar scheme with a company i do alot of business with -
THey approached everyone openly - they were doing it for PR, Fuzzy feelgood for the guardian readers of the world (for whom ideology fuzzy morality trumps facts). The deal is for 20years. fixed yearly 2.5x BPS and an upfront of £3k/ha.
They provided the poplar whips -
Key was the woodland MUST be SRF so it can return to agriculture if needed. after 5 years a break clause allows me to return the yearly payment (retaining the 3k) and leave.
Forestry commission paperwork in order as SRF. Its also acceptable for me to clearfell it after 7 years for biomass, and replant any that dont coppice as this constitutes carbon capture as well as sustainable energy.

If your not offering break clauses and a well thought out offer with pathways out, forwards and development options, then you wont be planting hundreds of acres in the UK.
 

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