Sunart Oakwood Initiative
Project to manage oak woods for multiple uses, including providing local jobs, are an example of
trying to integrate the needs of biodiversity and the local human population. The Sunart Oakwood
Initiative is trying to raise the profile of using local timber, whether soft or native hardwoods, throughthe development of local skills to increase the utilisation of timber in buildings and by encouraging householders to use conifers for firewood, woodchip boilers, small scale use of timber, etc.
An offshoot of the Sunart Oakwood Project has been the establishment of tree nurseries in four of the local primary schools.