Game of Logging Chainsaw Course

Saturday April 27 and Sunday April 28 +++ Registration Opens March 1st

Taught by Northeast Woodland Training, in partnership with the Windham County Conservation District and Windham Regional Woodlands Association

Spring Sessions: Dummerston, VT
Registration Opens March 1st 2019
Level I: April 27
Level II: April 28

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.

Each session runs from 8am-4pm. The cost per session is $175
To SIGN UP contact the Windham County Conservation District:
(802)689-3024 or email

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