May 8, 8am–5pmWhere
Ohio State – Mansfield Ovalwood Hall Room 101 1760 University Drive, Mansfield, OH 44906
One of the most common tools used in woodland work is a chainsaw. If you haven’t taken a class on how to safely use this dangerous piece of equipment, now is your opportunity to do so!
This is a full eight hour class with a lecture portion in the morning and a hands-on portion in the afternoon. This class focuses on personal protective equipment (PPE), safety features of the chainsaw head, five point safety check, maintenance of the power head and guide bar, components of the saw tooth, angles and their functions, proper filing, and the reative forces of the chain and guide bar.
The field section covers benefits of open-face felling, benefits of using a hinge and bore method, five step pre-felling plan, tree felling demonstration, and participant tree felling. In this course each participant will fell a tree under the guidance of an instructor.
This course is offered through the Ohio Forestry Association.