November 6, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Prerequisite: Attendance and completion of SAWW Level 1 training. 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 2 training will spend at least 5 hours outside practicing techniques to operate chainsaws safely, comfortably and productively.
Topics covered include basic chainsaw maintenance, review of the cutter tooth and hands-on sharpening, introduction to wedges, planning and executing tree felling, planning and executing limbing and bucking. Level 2 participants will sharpen their own saws, may fell trees against lean, and learn advanced bucking techniques. Hands-on training gives participants the opportunity to fell or limb at least one tree.
Participants must bring a safety helmet, and are strongly encouraged to bring all PPE (eye protection, helmet, chaps, suitable footwear and gloves), chainsaw and any tools used to maintain the saw and sharpen chain.
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 ($150 check or cash; check preferred.)
Chainsaw Safety Level 2 – November 6, 2021, 8am-4:30pm, Morrison Prairie and Forest Preserve, near Muscoda. Directions and information will be provided in an email after registration is submitted.
Instructor: Luke Saunders, Forester with Adaptive Restoration LLC, SAWW-certified trainer, experienced sawyer and horse-logger