Chainsaw Safety and Directional Felling

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Dixon Springs Ag

Chainsaw Safety and Directional Felling
Dixon Springs Ag Center
The University of Illinois Extension Forestry Program is hosting a 2-day Chainsaw Safety & Directional Felling Course at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center on April 20-21. This course is part of the national Safety and Woods Worker (S.A.W.W.) training program. Participants will receive a Levels 1-2 training certificate. Whether you are a beginner that’s never touched a chainsaw or someone with years of experience, this course can benefit you!
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.
The course will have some classroom presentations, but primarily with be hands-on training in the field.
Maximum enrollment is 8 people. Registration fee is $60/attendee, which includes lunch on both days. This course runs from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on April 20-21, 2018, meeting at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center (354 State Highway 145 N, Simpson, IL).

To register— http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/calendar_event.cfm?ID=77823

For more information:
Chris Evans— cwevans@illinois.edu, 618-695-3383

Jay Hayek– jhayek@illinois.edu, 217-244-0534

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences— United States Department of Agriculture.—Local Extension Councils Cooperating provides equal opportunities in programming and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the Dixon Springs Ag Center, 618-695-3383.

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