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Caithness News Bulletins April 2005
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|North Highland Forest Trust||Environment Groups|
19 April 05
Community Forestry is about a lot more than native trees and dynamic mixed-species woodlands. To illustrate this, we have chosen the theme of Huts, Hides and Homes to allow us to focus on how creating anything from a simple, temporary shelter in a woodland, to building a highly finished wooden building can transform and enhance the potential uses of the woodland space for a wide range of user groups.
As the programme highlights, in the morning and afternoon we will take part in presentations and discussions with invited speakers: including local coppice workers, log builders, planners and architects. Participants will also have an opportunity to look at and, hopefully, to construct some traditional and more modern temporary shelters in the garden of the Arts Centre. And also, perhaps, to take part in a demonstration of simple, traditional building techniques such as wood-cleaving, using locally sourced hardwood material.