New UK Woodland Carbon Code could boost tree planting, says FRA

According to Forestry Research Associates (FRA), announcements from the UK Forestry Commission indicating the release of a new Woodland Carbon Code could lead to greater investment in tree planting in the United Kingdom.

Seattle, United States, July 30, 2011 -- Announcements from the UK Forestry Commission indicating the release of a new Woodland Carbon Code could lead to greater investment in tree planting in the UK, according to Forestry Research Associates (FRA).

FRA, a research and analysis consultancy, claims that the new code will help to boost the number of trees planted in the UK, which, in turn, could help reduce the country’s carbon emissions significantly.

The Forestry Commission stated that the new Woodland Carbon Code provides ‘a consistent national approach as well as clarity and transparency to potential investors about just what their money should buy them’. The press release issued by the Commission this week explains that tree planting helps counteract the damaging effects of fossil fuel burning as trees absorb carbon while releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.

FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins, added, “We always support attempts to encourage more investment in forestry projects all over the world. Attracting investment is key to both the developed world and to emerging economies, such as Brazil and Indonesia, which both have the additional concern of controlling illegal logging.”

FRA support projects such as the one operated by Greenwood Management in Brazil, which directs foreign investment into developing sustainable plantations of non-native trees, such as eucalyptus and teak.

In co-ordination with the new Woodland Carbon Code, the UK government’s Department of Energy, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), has also changed the guidelines on how organizations need to report their emissions or greenhouse gas removals through Carbon Code projects.

We now have the means to capitalise on some very significant funding opportunities and attract very welcome new woods and forests for everyone’s benefit,” stated Pam Warhurst, the Chair of the Forestry Commission.

Woodland projects need to be managed sustainably and to national standards in order to comply with the new code. They will need to use the recommended methods for estimating the amount of carbon that is to be captured, which will also need to meet with certain transparency criteria and will be certified by an independent party. “This code helps to clarify how investors’ money will benefit the environment and helps to clear up confusion about carbon capture," added Peter Collins.

Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 316 8394

Single Millionaires Party Features How Millionaires Get There and Stay There

Author Allen Hamm reveals how to achieve and maintain wealth as affluent singles meet new friends.

San Rafael, CA - July 30, 2011 -- Contact: Rich Gosse, 415/507-9962

Affluent singles of all ages are invited to meet new friends, Thursday, August 25, 2011, 7pm, at Bay Café at Palo Municipal Golf Course, 1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto CA 94303. $10 at the door includes complimentary appetizers.

ALLEN HAMM will discuss his forthcoming book, How Millionaires Get There and Stay There. He will reveal the results of over 22 years of working with millionaires. He'll discuss the 7 Ways to Become Wealthy and the 3 Strategies for Staying Wealthy.

Mr. Hamm is not a personal financial advisor but he is the founder and Executive Director of the National Alliance of Objective Financial Advisors, an organization dedicated to the advancement of objective financial advice. The Alliance is also a resource for people who want to locate an objective advisor. “The personal financial planning industry has two types of advisors,” says Mr. Hamm. “The first type uses an objective process that benefits their clients. They are only paid by the client for their advice. The second type of advisor is paid commissions for selling insurance, annuities, and mutual funds. Too often, these products are not in the clients best interest. People should avoid this second type of advisor.”

Mr. Hamm is also the author of Long-Term Care Planning,” which teaches one of the 3 strategies for staying wealthy. Learning to navigate the catastrophic costs of health care is imperative because health care is the second biggest threat to a person’s financial security. Allen Hamm is available to the news media for interviews by calling 925/417-0136. His website is

The Single Millionaires Party is co-sponsored by the The Society of Single Professionals, the world's largest non-profit singles organization; and by Singles Supper Club, the Silicon Valley’s premiere dining club for singles. Anyone wishing more information about this and many more events for single professionals may visit or call 415/507-9962.

About The Society of Single Professionals:
Society of Single Professionals is the events division of American Singles Education, Inc., world's largest non-profit singles organization. We are the only organization that runs events for singles worldwide, on 6 continents. Our Singles Travel Company division organizes dozens of affordable group tours for singles each year, to exotic destinations worldwide. We also operate The Singles Podcasting Network, featuring interviews with major authors and experts on dating and the single lifestyle.

Rich Gosse
Society of Single Professionals
205 Mark Twain Avenue, San Rafael CA 94903
Tel: 415-507-9962