Chainsaws 101: Safe Use and Maintenance – Register Now!

Here’s a great workshop being held in Wells VT (at the Larson Farm).  They need 10 folks to hold the class, and registrations have been light so far.  If you are interested in attending, register asap!

Upcoming workshop in Wells, Vermont!  Registration deadline April 25.
Chainsaws 101:  Safe Use and Maintenance for Beginners
April 30, Larson Farm, Wells, VT

Learn to use and maintain chainsaws safely in workshops coordinated by the UVM Extension New Farmer Project and the Women’s Ag Network.  Workshop instructor Jessica Ricketson is an experienced sawyer who regularly trains trail crews and students on the safe use of chainsaws in the field.  These workshops emphasize hands-on participation of all attendees and safe use of chainsaws at all times.  Participants may sign up for one or both parts of the training.
Part I: Chainsaw Parts and Maintenance, 9:30 a.m-12:30 p.m
In this session of the series, you will get to know the basics of a chainsaw.  You will learn how a chainsaw really “cuts,” what you need to know in order to mix fuel, the parts of the saw as well as basic maintenance.  Sharpening, cleaning, even how to replace that pesky pull-cord if it breaks!  We will also go over all personal protective gear, saw safety and methods for starting the saw.

Part II:  Bucking and Limbing Logs Safely, 1:30 p.m-4:30 p.m
Want to cut your own firewood?  Clear fallen logs?  This session will teach you safe and effective cutting techniques.  We will learn how to move logs safely on a log pile, how to use the right tools for lifting logs as well as how to read binds.  We will practice de-limbing fallen trees using safe and efficient techniques, and how to buck logs. Everyone will have a chance to use the saw and evaluate themselves on safety.

To register, go to

Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Cost: $65 to attend two sessions, $40 for an individual session.  A limited amount of financial assistance is available.

Registration for the Wells, VT sessions must be received by April 25.  If you require accommodations to participate in this program or would like to inquire about financial assistance, please let Jessie Schmidt,, 802-223-2389, know by April 20, so we may assist you.

University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

UVM Extension helps individuals and communities put research-based knowledge to work.

Jessie Schmidt
Coordinator for Community & Agriculture Programs

UVM Extension
617 Comstock Road, Suite 5
Berlin, VT  05602-9194

Phone:  802-223-2389 extension 203
or tollfree: 866-860-1382 extension 203
Fax:    802-223-6500


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