Every spring, faculty from the Department of Forest Resources and the Forestry Club offer Chainsaw Usage and Safety Training. While the class does not result in official certification, it is targeted at students with little or no experience operating chainsaws who want to become familiar with their use in a safe and non-intimidating environment. The course is for University of Minnesota students, faculty and staff, with first preference for students. Topics covered include:
- personal protective equipment and safe work habits
- chainsaw design, maintenance, and care
- cutting techniques for basic use
- overview of tree felling techniques
The date and time for the 2019 training is still pending. Please check back at a later date.