Cornell Cooperative Extension has announced three Game of Logging courses set to take place in April 2021, in North River, Warren County, NY.
On April 21st the Game of Logging Level 1 course will focus on introducing the participant to open face felling and to develop techniques to safely fall a tree. Topics will include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength.
On April 22nd the Game of Logging Level 2 course will focus on maximizing chainsaw performance through basic maintenance, carburetor setting, and filing techniques. Limbing and bucking techniques will be introduced, springpole cutting is covered and more felling is practiced.
On April 23rd the Game of Logging Storm Damage Response course will focus on addressing the unique hazards inherent in storm damaged settings. This training is meant to provide saw users the information and techniques demanded by this dangerous environment and the forces and pressures of wind felled trees.
Participants will need to bring safety equipment (hard hat/shield; hearing protection; chaps; steel toe boots; etc), chainsaw and lunch. Classes will take place at the property of Judy Brown at 68 Casterline Road, North River. This is also the location of Garnet Studios.
The cost per class is $45. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call (518) 668-4881 or email Dan Carusone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo of Cornell logging course provided.