Cornell Cooperative Extension is set to offer two Game of Logging courses in October.
On October 24th 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 include: personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength.
On October 25th the Game of Logging Level 2 course will focus on maximizing chainsaw performance through basic maintenance, carburetor setting, and filing techniques. Liming and bucking techniques will be introduced, springpole cutting is covered and more felling is practiced.
Participants need to bring safety equipment (hard hat/shield; hearing protection; chaps; steel toe boots), chainsaw and lunch. Classes will be held at Trautwein property, 105 Dankers Rd, Johnsburg.
Cost per person, per class is $45. Pre-registration is required. Payment must be received in full no less than 10 calendar days prior to workshop date and no refunds if canceling after the 10 day cut off time. To register call (518) 668-4881 or email Dan Carusone at [email protected]
Photo of Mike Burns from Professional Forestry Services provided.