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Women’s Chainsaw Class

  • REI 750 W American Blvd Bloomington, MN (map)

Have you considered using a chainsaw or brushcutter for trail clearing, storm clean up, firewood cutting, small tree removal, restoration projects, or pruning? This class is designed for women (18 or older) with little or no chainsaw experience or who would like to refresh their knowledge. We will cover chainsaw basics such as proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and how to purchase a saw that is right for you; chainsaw use emphasizing proper handling and safety; and chainsaw maintenance. You are encouraged to bring your personal equipment (including saw or brushcutter) to the class to have a more “hands-on” experience with your own equipment, especially as we discuss basic maintenance. (Note: This is NOT a chainsaw certification class). The instructor is Alex Bildeaux of Bildeaux Services. Alex is a highly experienced chainsaw safety instructor, active logger, and has previously served as a chainsaw accident investigator.

Cost: $30/person. Lunch is included. Advance paid registration is requested to ensure a space and lunch!

To reserve your space, please send a check made out to: MFA Metro Chapter, c/o Barb Spears, 1656 Blair Ave., St. Paul, MN 55014. Include the name, full address, phone number and email address for each person registering. A pre-class survey will be sent to you to help us better tailor the class to meet your needs. For more information contact Barb Spears at 651-328-0463 or Class size is limited to 20, so please register early! Checks will be returned if the class is full. No refunds given if cancellation is received within 48 hours of the class start time. Sponsored by the Metro Area Minnesota Women’s Woodland Network and the Minnesota Forestry Association Metro Chapter.