Saturday, April 29, 8am-4pm (Level 1); Sunday, April 30, 8am-4pm (Level 2). $180 per level Sharpen your skills and stay safe in the woods with the nationally acclaimed Game of Logging courses! Sawyers of any ability will learn and practice bore cutting, trigger-release tree felling, saw maintenance, safety precautions and more under the watchful eye of instructor David Birdsall from Northeast Woodland Training. Pre-registration required; space is limited and these courses fill early. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration or more information.
Kim explains the saw at the chainless 'safe station'. Enthusiasm wasn’t dampened by a little afternoon rain last Thursday when female high-school students learned how to safely use chainsaws and cut tree cookies at the Women Can Do Expo at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vermont. The Expo is an annual event put on by Vermont Works for Women, an organization dedicated to helping women advance in non-traditional careers and investing in the next generation of working women. NorthWoods Stewardship Center has participated for the past 6 years running a chainsaw skills [...]
This year, as we have done for the past two years, Cody and I shared the pleasures and pitfalls of working with chainsaws with about 60 girls who will be Vermont’s next generation of fierce workforce women. This year, to our surprise and delight, the weather was perfect - crisp enough that we knew it was fall, but sunny enough that we could get away with wearing t-shirts. On the beautiful Old Dorm Green at Vermont Technical College, Cody and I set up our saw horses and pole-sized logs, and waited for our students to appear. [...]