Friday March 29, 8:00AM to 4:00 PM

This hands-on workshop includes  morning classroom activities and lecture that focus on personal protective equipment (PPE), safety features of the chainsaw head, five point safety check, maintenance of the power head and guide bar, components of the saw tooth, angles and their functions, proper filing, and the reactive forces of the chain and guide bar. The afternoon will be outdoors (so dress for the weather) and will cover the five step pre-felling plan, and the benefits of several felling options including open-face felling and a hinge & bore method. Participants will observe a tree felling demonstration. In this course each participant will fell a tree under the guidance of an instructor. All participants must wear a hard hat at all times while in the field. 

Please note: A full class is required to run this workshop. Registration fee of $65 made payable to Portage SWCD is required to reserve your space. To register for this workshop complete and return the registration form below with payment.