Chainsaw Safety & Directional Felling

  • 04/20/2018
  • 9:00 AM
  • 04/21/2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • Dixon Springs Ag Center

Chainsaw Safety & Directional Felling Training (S.A.W.W. Levels 1-2)

April 20-21, 2018 -- 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Whether you are a beginner who has never touched a chainsaw or someone with years of experience, this course can benefit you!  This training, hosted by the University of Illinois Extension Forestry Program, will be taught by Extension Forester Jay Hayek.

The goals of this training are to achieve competency in the safe operation of chainsaws, introduce participants to the open face directional felling method, and learn techniques for bucking, limbing, and addressing spring poles.  This is a Safety and Woods Worker (S.A.W.W.) certified training opportunity. Participants will receive a S.A.W.W. Levels 1-2 certificate upon completion.

The course will have some classroom presentations, but primarily will be hands-on training in the field.

Maximum enrollment is 8 people.  Registration fee is $60 per attendee, which includes lunch on both days.  This course runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 20-21, 2018, meeting at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center (354 State Highway 145 N, Simpson IL.  For class participants from out-of-town, there is the option of lodging at the Ag Center (contact Extension Forester Chris Evans for more information on lodging).

To register -

For more information:

Chris Evans -, 618/695-3383

Jay Hayek -, 217/244-0534

Download the program flier HERE

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