Unless otherwise indicated, workshops are designed for any participant, 18+ years old. See below for details. Please be sure to add Barb Barzen to your email contacts so you can receive more information once you've registered.
Note: These field events are limited to 10 total persons including the instructor. Notice of COVID-related cancellation will be sent via email to registrants at least five days prior to the event. Masks are required. We are carefully adhering to the public health recommendations by county and the CDC and will continue to offer high quality, outdoor programming when it can be done safely. Registrants should cancel and stay home if they have any symptoms, have been exposed to individuals who have tested positive or are experiencing health challenges that would prohibit full participation.
Chainsaw Workshops, SAWW Level 1.
This course is certified through the Safety and Woods Working (SAWW) training program and is part of a four-level series designed to increase safety and efficiency of chainsaw use. Participants in Level 1 training will spend part of the morning in the outdoor classroom, and at least 5 hours outside practicing techniques to operate chainsaws safely, comfortably and productively. Topics covered include personal protective equipment (PPE), body mechanics, chainsaw safety features, the chain and the cutter tooth, reactive forces, planning and executing tree felling, intro to limbing, and bucking. Level I introduces the participant to bore cutting and open face felling, and develops the mechanics to execute these techniques. Hands-on training gives participants the opportunity to fell at least one tree.
Participants must bring a safety helmet, and are encouraged to bring all PPE (eye protection, chaps, suitable footwear and gloves), chainsaw and any tools used to maintain the saw and sharpen chain. Bring a bag lunch and water and payment ($140 check preferred.)
Chainsaw Safety Level 1 - September 19th, 8am-4:30pm, Argyle American Legion Park, Argyle
Chainsaw Safety Level 1 (women-only) - October 10th, 8am-4:30pm, Soldiers Memorial Park and Sardeson Preserve, Mineral Point