Upcoming Forestry Programs at Dixon Springs Ag Center

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Alternative Tools Used in Woody Invasive Control

2/16/2019, 1-4pm

See a demonstration of each of the tools and an opportunity to practice.  Outdoor event.  Contact Kevin Rohling at 618-695-3383 or krohling@illinois.edu to register or for more information.

Beginner Chainsaw Safety and Timber Stand Improvement Training

2/23/2019 1-4pm

Hands-on, field training for beginners.  Get training in the safe use of chainsaws, what safety gear to wear, and an opportunity to practice with experts. Contact Kevin Rohling at 618-695-3383 or krohling@illinois.edu to register or for more information.

Extension Forestry/Illinois Forestry Association Timber Harvest and Management Field Tour

3/30/2019  1-4pm

Field tour of a private forest near the Ag Center that is being managed for timber and has a history of harvests.  Join timber management experts in discussing best management practices, the timber harvest process, and wise management using timber harvest.  Contact Chris Evans at 618-695-3383 or cwevans@illinois.edu for more information.  Register to be available soon.

S.A.W.W. Levels 1-2 Chainsaw Safety and Directional Felling Certification Course

4/26-27/2019 8am-5pm

This is a certification course for S.A.W.W. Levels 1-2 safety and directional felling.  Learn safe handling of a chainsaw, required safety equipment, chainsaw maintenance, safe bucking and limbing of downed trees, and the process for safely felling trees.  This is a field course and is hands-on.  Contact Chris Evans at 618-695-3383 or cwevans@illinois.edu for more information.  Register to be available soon.

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