Game of Logging Chainsaw Training, LEVELS 1-3, April 2019
The Game of Logging training program combines Scandinavian logging techniques with the latest systems for working safely around trees. We cannot overstate the value of these courses. We have participants who’ve used chainsaws for 30 years prior to taking GOL Level I say that the course changed the way they work in the woods. The GOL courses must be taken in sequence (even if you have chainsaw experience, you must begin with Level I).
Level 1. Precision Felling Techniques. This workshop introduces 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. 8AM-4:30PM one-day course. Maximum 10 participants. LEVEL 1 COURSE OUTLINE.
Level 2. Maximizing Saw Performance. The morning portion of this workshop focuses on maximizing chainsaw performance through basic maintenance and filing techniques. During the woods portion, you’ll learn limbing and bucking techniques and spring pole cutting, and will practice felling. 8AM-4:30PM one-day course. Maximum 10 participants. LEVEL 2 COURSE OUTLINE
Level 3: Limbing, Bucking, and Difficult Trees. This workshop training includes dealing with lean when felling trees; limbing and bucking downed trees; and felling difficult and hung-up trees. 8AM-4:30PM one-day course. Maximum 10 participants. LEVEL 3 COURSE OUTLINE
The Game of Logging chainsaw training course is taught by the outstanding instructors from Northeast Woodland Training. Visit their website for detailed course descriptions.
Cost per training session level: $190
Level 1: April 4, 2019 (Thurs) 8AM-4:30PM
(wild weather date*: April 11)
Level 1: April 11, 2019 (Thurs) 8AM-4:30PM
(wild weather date*: April 18)
Level 2: April 18, 2019 (Thurs) 8AM-4:30PM
(wild weather date*: April 25)
Level 3: April 25, 2019 (Thurs) 8AM-4:30PM
(wild weather date*: May 2)
*GOL workshops are held rain or shine. They will only be postponed in the event of extreme weather, particularly high winds. Participants must be available on both the course date and the rain date.
Location and directions: Our 2019 GOL workshops will be held at The Waterworks Property in Bristol. We will send directions to course participants a few weeks prior to the workshop.