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Chainsaw Use and Safety at THEARC Farm

April 14 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT


This training focuses on safety, basic operation for bucking and limbing downed trees, and a basic understanding of the tool: the power-head, the bar and the chain.

The chain saw is considered the most dangerous piece of outdoor power equipment. This training provides the user with a deeper understanding of how the three parts of the saw function and are maintained to deliver a safer cutting experience. With a chain saw – everything is about safety first.

We will also review sharpening the chain.

After an extensive review of safety and the the three components of the saw, there will be practice opportunities for bucking and limbing. (Bucking is the term used for cutting a log into smaller sections, and limbing is the term used for removing limbs from a fallen tree trunk.) Due to the brevity of this training, it will not address tree felling.

This class is limited to eight participants. Please bring your own lunch and a water bottle, or you can purchase food and beverages at the DC Central Kitchen Cafe on site.

Shane will have chain saw safety chaps, safety helmets, and safety glasses available for every participant to use in the class. Please wear sturdy work boots (steel-toe highly recommended) long pants, and bring a long sleeve shirt and work gloves.

If you have a chain saw, chaps and helmet – please bring it with you.

Shane is a certified chain saw specialist by Tree Care Industry Association. He did custom tree work as part of his contracting business in MD from 2010 – 2020, and has used chain saws for firewood work for 25 years.

All participants will be required to sign a waiver.

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April 14
9:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT
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1901 Mississippi Ave SE
Washington DC,
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