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Registry - Project Details
The woodland and open spaces at Ledbeg are planned and designed to bring people and organisations together around a common socio-economic and environmental vision for the area.
Planting of new native woodland to benefit the environment in the ethos of the community owned Assynt Foundation. It is hoped that the planting will help increase the wildlife in the area and sequester carbon, thus helping climate change slow down.
There is currently a small and old conifer block planted on its own up half way up the hill, the native woodland planting will go all around that hill and down to Cam Loch, which according to Holms maps, used to be wooded. Cam Loch has islands on it which are wooded and a designated feature of the Cam Loch SSSI.
The proposal fits well with the Highlands and Islands Forest Strategy. The fence will take in 350ha of ground, and have xxha of new native woodland planted on the appropriate ground, it will be planted sensitively around geological features and the existing conifer wood.
The establishment works will provide work for local fencing, ground prep and planting contractors and as many trees as possible will be sourced from a local Tree nursery at Lochinver.