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Two-day chainsaw class available

Aug 2nd, 2013 | Category: News

MOUNT VERNON – WSU Skagit County Extension is offering a two-day chainsaw workshop on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 in Burlington. The workshop will focus on parts of the saw and basic maintenance, safety gear, and basic cutting technique. Sunday’s practicum will allow more practice time, including learning to safely fell a tree and principles of using a cross-cut saw.  This course is tailored to beginning chainsaw users but anyone 16 years of age or older is welcome to attend. Participants can bring their own gear, or use chainsaws offered in class. Instructors include Robert Groce, 40-year logging veteran and former coach of the WSU Logger Sports team, and Caitlin Price Youngquist, WSU Logger Sports alumni and graduate research assistant at WSU NWREC in Mount Vernon. The cost is $150 for those pre-registered by Aug. 23 or $200 for late registration.

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