Intermediate Chainsaw Safety and Technique Course - Bethal
Start Date/Time:
Sunday, May 7, 2017 8:30 AM
End Date/Time:
Sunday, May 7, 2017 4:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Flat Road Farms, 386 Flat Rd, Bethel

Location: Flat Road Farms, 386 Flat Road, Bethel, ME

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$150; $130 for MOFGA members
$275; $250 MOFGA members for both introductory and intermediate courses (May 6 and 7)
Location: Flat Road Farms, 386 Flat Road, Bethel, ME

Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed LIF Chainsaw Level 1 training (see above) or equivalent (check with instructor for approval).

Intermediate level course will review all aspects of Introductory level course material. All students will be expected to have their own set of PPE (steel toed boots, chainsaw chaps, helmet with hearing and eye protection) and a properly tuned saw. All students must have taken Introductory Chainsaw Safety and Technique class or have the requisite experience approved by the instructor ahead of time.

Topics covered will include: 
Overview of directional felling
Information before felling a tree - hazards, lean, escape route, hinge and cutting plan
Open face notch
Bore cut
Use of wedges
Trail maintenance issues

All students will have the opportunity to practice the bore cut and open face notch and all students who feel ready will drop a tree. We will also preview Advanced Level topics such as hazard tree management, spring-pole management, and different ways of handling a tree that gets hung up. Yes, despite the best of instruction, one may occasionally hang up a tree! 

Lunch and tea snack included. Participants should bring any other snacks they may need.

Required Personal Protective Equipment and Gear:
• steel toe boots
• chainsaw chaps
• helmet with ear and eye protection
• chainsaw: running, tuned and sharpened with full safety features
• chain oil
• premix fuel

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Interested in a partial or full scholarship? Please fill out a scholarship application form by April 15.

For more information about the courses, email us or call 207-568-4142.

Note: We also offer Chainsaw Safety and Low Impact Forestry workshops in November. Check this web page later for details.

Good sources for PPE Equipment:
Northern Tool,
Ben Meadows,
Owned by Jeanne On Thursday, April 20, 2017

Contact Us

Maine Woodland Owners
153 Hospital Street
PO Box 836
Augusta, Maine 04332-0836
(207) 626-0005