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Women’s Chainsaw Class

  • Women's Environmental Institute 15715 River Road North Branch, MN, 55056 United States (map)

Time:  8:30 Registration and Refreshments, 9:00 – 3:30 Class

Place:  Women’s Environmental Institute,

15715 River Road, North Branch, MN; 651-583-0705

Cost:  $30/person. Lunch and refreshments are included.

Advance paid registration is requested to ensure a space and food!

Have you considered using a chainsaw or brushcutter for trail clearing, storm clean up, firewood cutting, small tree removal, or restoration projects? Do you currently use a chainsaw or brushcutter? This class is designed for women (18 or older) who actively care for their land and have little or no chainsaw experience or who would like to refresh their knowledge. The class 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 basic chainsaw maintenance. (Note: This is NOT a chainsaw certification class.)

The instructor is Alex Bildeaux of Bildeaux Services, in Scandia. Alex is a highly experienced chainsaw safety instructor, active logger, and has previously served as a chainsaw accident investigator.  

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 chainsaw maintenance. Please be sure the equipment is clean.

This full-day class will also include outdoor tree felling and brush cutter demonstrations. Please dress appropriately to be outside for an extended period.   


To reserve your space, please send a check made out to:  Barb Spears, c/o MNWWN, 1656 Blair Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104.  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. You will also be asked about any special dietary needs.  

For more information contact Barb Spears, MNWWN Metro Area at 651-328-0463 or Class size is limited, 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 MN Women’s Woodland Network, NE MN Women’s Woodland Network, MN Forest Resources Council, and the Women’s Environmental Institute.

Earlier Event: October 22
Women of WWOA Fall Gathering