Game of Logging Chainsaw Training, LEVELS 1 and 2

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  • Level I: Thursday, April 22, 2021, 8AM-4PM 
  • Level I: Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 8AM – 4PM
  • Level II: Thursday, April 29, 2021  8AM-4PM

WHERE: The Lands of the Watershed Center. 4783 Plank Rd. Bristol, VT

HOW MUCH: $200 per level

COVID-19 PROTOCOL (as best we can anticipate it for Spring 2021)

WHAT: 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).

Note: In addition to our Game of Logging training series, we are also offering a BASIC CHAINSAW SAFETY FOR BEGINNERS course. This beginner workshop is designed especially for those with no previous chainsaw experience. In this course, you’ll gain comfort with how a chain saw operates, basic maintenance, and log-bucking techniques. Beginners are welcome to start with Game of Logging Level 1, but know that you will be felling a tree during the workshop (which may be more than what you want to do on your first day using a chainsaw).

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-4PM one-day course. Maximum 10 participants. LEVEL 1 COURSE OUTLINE.

Level 2. Maximizing Saw Performance. This workshop 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. 8AM-4PM one-day course. Maximum 10 participants. LEVEL 2 COURSE OUTLINE

*GOL workshops are held rain or shine. They will only be cancelled in the event of extreme weather, particularly high winds.

Course FAQs, provided by the course instructors, from Northeast Woodland Training.

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