Game of Logging

Game of Logging Chainsaw Course


Taught by Northeast Woodland Training

In partnership with the Windham County Conservation District and
Windham Regional Woodlands Association

Fall Session: Putney, VT
Women’s Workshop: Level I: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Level 1: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Level II: Sunday, October 6, 2019

This program is designed for novice to advanced chain saw users. Novices develop safe and productive habits from the start, while experienced chain saw users improve their skills and “unlearn”bad habits and unsafe techniques.

In this hands-on training, one instructor works with a group of up to ten participants to ensure that each participant has time to practice the techniques and receive personal feedback. Participants receive individualized coaching at a series of in-the-woods practice stations. By listening to explanations, watching demonstrations, and practicing techniques, participants come away with better work habits and greater confidence in their ability to safely fell trees and work in the woods.

Level 1 focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it.  Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength.

Level 2 focuses on maximizing chainsaw performance through basic maintenance, carburetor setting, and filing techniques.  Limbing and bucking techniques are introduced, spring pole cutting is covered and more felling is practiced.

For more information call (802)689-3024 or email windhamcountynrcd@gmail.com