The Land Conservancy of McHenry County offers Beginner's Chainsaw Training Course Oct. 16

  • Participants will learn about protective equipment, basic chainsaw maintenance and the development of technique to safely fell a tree and cut it up at The Land Conservancy's Beginner's Chainsaw Training course.

    Participants will learn about protective equipment, basic chainsaw maintenance and the development of technique to safely fell a tree and cut it up at The Land Conservancy's Beginner's Chainsaw Training course. Courtesy of Kim Elsenbroek

 
 
Updated 9/29/2021 7:20 PM

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is offering a beginner's chainsaw training course on Saturday, Oct. 16.

It will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hennen Conservation Area, 4622 Dean St. Woodstock.

 

The cost of the course is $35 for members or $50 for nonmembers.

Participants can register to attend at conservemc.org/beginners-chainsaw-training-class/.

The Land Conservancy's ecologist, Megan Orpeza, and Natural Land Institute's director of stewardship, Zach Grycan, will teach the basics of using a chainsaw in a hands-on way.

Participants will be introduced to protective equipment, basic chainsaw maintenance and the development of technique to safely fell a tree and cut it up.

This class is tailored toward beginners who have never used a chainsaw, and the fee includes lunch. The program is limited to 15 participants

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is a member-based private nonprofit dedicated to preserving natural, scenic and agricultural land.

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