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Precision Tree Felling & Yarding

Northwest Natural Resource Group - NNRG

Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

Precision Tree Felling & Yarding

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Felling Course 9/24-9/25 Ended $250.00 $0.00
Yarding Course 9/26 Ended $50.00 $0.00

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Join Northwest Certified Forestry (NCF) this September for a unique hands-on training program for small woodland owners who are interested in conducting their own timber harvests. Detailed instruction will be provided on precision tree felling techniques and low-impact log yarding strategies and equipment.

When: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

     September 24-25 - Felling

     September 26 - Yarding

Where: Camp Orkila

484 Camp Orkila Rd.

Eastsound, WA

Cost: $250 for the two-day felling course

   $50 for the yarding course 

Important! All participantes will need to bring a chainsaw, gas and oil, personal protection (chaps, gloves, ear & eye protection, hardhat) and lunch.



Thursday and Friday, September 24-25, 9:00-5:00 pm: Precision Tree Felling Training

Based on the concept of “open face felling”, this felling course is a Safety and Woods Worker (SAWW) training program. The SAWW program combines tree felling techniques gleaned from around the world into a complete training program that will not only change the way you work in the woods but may even save your life. 

The course is instructed by Ken Lallemont of TimberResources, a former trainer through the international Game of Logging program who has taught precision tree felling techniques for over 20 years. His unique training program emphasizes efficiency and technique that will markedly improve productivity, help to reduce chainsaw-related accidents, and increase overall safety awareness to many groups including: private landowners, urban foresters, tree service workers, utility companies, loggers, and public agencies. 

The SAWW training program is appropriate for a wide range of saw users and skill levels, from novice to expert.

Topics will include:

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Chain saw safety & chain saw filing
  • The bore cut, the face notch & the hinge
  • Intro to carburetor & carburetor adjusting
  • Introduction to wedges
  • Side lean & target accuracy
  • Planning the fall
  • Practice felling
  • And more!

Saturday, September 26, 9:00-5:00 pm: Yarding Course

This one-day intensive training program is for woodland owners and land managers who want to extract trees from their property safely and without the use of expensive professional logging equipment.

With the use of small equipment such as ATV’s and tractors, arches, winches and block-n-tackle, logs can be extracted in a low impact manner with minimal damage to residual trees, understory vegetation and soils. The training will introduce participants to basic harvest planning and layout, how to grade and buck logs, and the use of small-scale equipment for low-impact yarding.

Equipment to be demonstrated will include:

  • ATV quad and logging arch
  • Small tractor and farmi-winch
  • Cable and block-and-tackle

Workshop participants are eligible for a FREE 2-hour on-site forestry consultation from a professional forester. To request a site visit contact Kirk Hanson, Director of Northwest Certified Forestry, NNRG at 360-316-9317, kirk@nnrg.org.

 

Funding and support for is provided by:

Western-RME Logo

 

USDA-NIFA-Logo

Photo by Matt Freeman-Gleason

Have questions about Precision Tree Felling & Yarding? Contact Northwest Natural Resource Group - NNRG

When & Where


Camp Orkila
484 Camp Orkila Rd
Eastsound, WA 98245

Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM (PDT)


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Northwest Natural Resource Group - NNRG

Northwest Certified Forestry is a non-profit membership and services program developed by Northwest Natural Resource Group to assist small forest landowners in Oregon and Washington with optimizing the economic and ecological potential of their forestlands.

Visit www.nnrg.org for more information.

 

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