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This class is FREE! for folks in our community.


Email to confirm availability & enroll in the next available class!

Why: This class is perfect for someone who owns a chainsaw or is planning on owning one in the near future

What you will learn:

- How to Identify & select the correct saw for your task

- 5 common cutting techniques that every small landowner should know 

- How to Identify & understand the function of chainsaw safety features

- How to select the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for saw operation

- How to safely start a chainsaw (gas powered & battery powered) 

- How to properly maintain & sharpen a chainsaw chain  

- How to diagnose basic functionality issues 

- You can bring your own chainsaw or use one of ours

Class Structure: 

- All classes are taught by a skilled & competent working arborist

- You will be walking, standing & sitting intermittently while using handsaws, chainsaws & basic hand tools


Where: The Treeist Training Facility

- 607 N Carolina Hwy 54 West Chapel Hill, NC 27516

- The class is a mix of training that occurs both outdoors & indoors 

What to Bring & Wear:

- Water & Snacks 

- Closed toe shoes (ideally a hiking-type shoe that covers your ankle) 

- Clothing that you are comfortable getting dirty with grease, oil, & debris 

- You can bring your own chainsaw or use one of ours

Age & Ability Range:

- Classes designed for ages 15 and up 

- Folks younger than 15 can attend the class with an adult that will help the child follow along in the class

- Handsaw & Chainsaw related injuries are almost entirely associated with A.) the improper use of tools & techniques while working with saws & B.) a lack of personal protective equipment 

- We will be providing & using proper tools, techniques & personal protective equipment


All participants will be required to sign a physical copy of our Waiver prior to participating in Classes or Events.

- Minors will require a guardian's signature 

All Classes are held at The Treeist Training Facility: 

607 N Carolina Hwy 54 West

1/10 of a mile past the intersection of Hatch Rd and Hwy 54 in Chapel Hill.

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Questions? Email for more information.

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