Our work with schools under the OneOak project is now well underway. Supported by our partners Blenheim Palace and the Oxfordshire Forest School Service, some 300 children will be visiting the 160 year old tree growing on the Blenheim Estate. The tree is the focus for our new education project aiming to connect people with growing trees for wood.
We are following the life story of one oak tree, working with children, researchers and future wood users.
We have launched a dedicated website for the project: www.OneOak.info.
It is great to see young people being provided such an interesting and stimulating opportunity to learn. I wish I had similar opportunities when I was at school. Teaching the message of the need for sustainable use of resources is such an important task and to do so in such an innovative way is very exciting.
A comment on the OneOak blog , September 2009.
The tree will be felled in January, watched by the children and our many partners. You can keep up to date with this project by following its dedicated blog.