Introduction to Chainsaw Maintenance and Tree Removal

One-day Workshop

Saturday, July 20 (9:00am – 4:00pm) 
Raindate: Sunday, July 21 (9:00am – 4:00pm)

Instructor: Dustyn Doerr

This course will help participants gain knowledge in basic chainsaw maintenance, hazard identification, felling and proper tree sectionalization. The course is taught by an arborist working in the field. With a specific focus on safety, the program will outline the basic skills needed to maintain your equipment and operate a chainsaw with minimal risk. The course is intended to build general knowledge and confidence.

Section 1 (morning)
Chainsaw general knowledge and care
Chainsaw safety, operation and technique
Proper chain sharpening
Chainsaw troubleshooting

Section 2 (afternoon)
Tree inspection and hazard identification
Notching and removals
Sectionalizing a downed tree
Types of wood and how to avoid pinching your bar

Required equipment: chainsaw, chaps, safety glasses, gloves and boots (steel-toed are recommended but not required).

Raindate: Sunday, July 21. Because this course takes place outdoors, we ask that you keep this date open in case of cancellation due to weather. If the course is moved to this date due to weather, resulting in an unsafe working environment and you cannot attend on that day you will not be granted a refund. 

Note: There is no official certification for participants of this course.


A fresh, homemade lunch and a morning snack/coffee included. All dietary needs accommodated.

CALL TO REGISTER – (613) 464-2105