Free chainsaw workshop offered for all skill levels

Sep 13, 2017
Brush up on your chainsaw skills at this free workshop Oct. 29 at Robbins Lumber Forestry Office in Searsmont.

Searsmont — The public is invited to participate in a free chainsaw skills workshop geared for both novices and more experienced operators. The workshop will take place Sunday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Robbins Lumber Forestry Office in Searsmont.

The workshop will be led by Ted Wright, who oversees the Northeast Master Logger Certification program, and Brent West, Stewardship Program manager of Georges River Land Trust.

There will be a novice/intermediate group and an advanced group, to be selected at registration. Chainsaw maintenance, safety, proper bucking and felling techniques will be demonstrated. Protective gear and chainsaws will be available for those wishing to partake in the demonstration. Participants can bring their own chainsaws and should wear long sleeves, long pants and closed-toe (preferably steel-toe) shoes. Registration is limited to 12 participants.

Refreshments will be available in the morning. Bring a bagged lunch, or purchase at a neighboring store. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Midcoast Chapter of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine, Georges River Land Trust, Northeast Master Loggers and Maine Woodland Owners. For more information and to register, please call Brent West at 207‐594‐5166.

The Georges River Land Trust has conserved 3,500 acres of natural habitats and working lands in Knox and Waldo counties and receives 90 percent of its support through individual donations. For more information about programs, trails, events, and membership, visit GeorgesRiver.org or call 207-594-­5166.

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