About us

The NetZeroPlus (NZ+) project will play a critical role in supporting the UK Government commitment to achieving ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Of the Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) options available, increasing the carbon stored in the UK’s treescapes– including forests, woodlands and hedgerows, soils and in timber products – has the greatest potential, the lowest cost, and can be started immediately. NetZeroPlus will examine all aspects of forestry to identify both
The Right Tree in the Right Place and The Right Places for the Right Trees

Our Work

Find out more about the NetZeroPlus programme of research.

We are gathering evidence to explore the Greenhouse Gas Removal consequences of different tree-planting options to inform decisions about meeting UK net zero commitments.

PLUS we are helping to identify what the necessary mix of ingredients are to achieve “the right tree in the right place”.




Meet Our Team

The NetZeroPlus project, led by Professor Ian Bateman OBE, will bring together 35 world leading, interdisciplinary researchers and scientists from the University of Exeter, the University of Aberdeen, Forest Research, the Met Office and the National Trust.


Demonstrator Sites

Find out more about our long term research sites across the UK