Monday, January 13, 2020

Why Learn New Chainsaw Techniques?

We get a lot of comments on YouTube about chainsaw techniques that tell us many people do not make a plan for each tree they cut, and many do not know how to set up a hinge, evaluate weight and lean of a tree, or recognize the hazards that a tree presents. Injuries from chainsaws and trees can affect you the rest of your life, and getting killed lasts forever.  Find a chainsaw class and learn how to use your equipment safely and efficiently. Contact your University Extension office, or your local Department of Natural Resources forester to find instruction.


John in Philly said...

Thank you for the information.
Many years ago I learned that I didn't know as much as I thought I knew about felling trees, and luckily no one was injured and no property was damaged or destroyed.
I have left that work in the hands of the professionals after that.

David aka True Blue Sam said...

John, if you get out Illinois way, come and spend a day with us. You will be like Paul Bunyan before you know it!

John in Philly said...

David, I appreciate the offer, and I will see what the future brings.

If you decide to visit the Thresherman's Reunion in Kinzers, PA someday we will have to meet.

Joel (@Stranded Tree) said...

I doubt I could become an expert like yourself but the most important thing I keep in mind is to not attempt something that I don't think I can handle. Having a small saw means I can't cut down a large tree.
Thanks to all of you videos, I've learned a few things along the way, like cutting snags properly.
Thanks, David.