August 3, 8am–5pmWhere
25 Ovalwood Hall 1760 University Drive, Mansfield, Ohio 44906
Chainsaw Safety: CSAW Level 1 offers 8 hours of training by experts from the Zanesville-based Ohio Forestry Association. Topics will include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw maintenance, and the reaction forces acting on a chainsaw’s chain and guide bar.
Learn how to fell a tree, and actually get to do it
The class’s outdoor sessions — hard hat required — will cover how to fell a tree, including preparing a five-step pre-felling plan, the open-face and hinge-and-bore felling methods, and a felling demonstration by an instructor.
At the end of the class, under the guidance of an instructor, you’ll fell a tree yourself. The tree will be provided.
“CSAW” stands for Chainsaw Safety Awareness That Works, a program the forestry association started in 2008.
The forestry association is presenting the class in partnership with the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program, part of The Ohio State University.
Registration is $100 for members of the forestry association, $150 for nonmembers and is due by July 31. The cost includes lunch and materials. Details and registration
Participants may be eligible for continuing education credits through the International Society of Arboriculture.