This workshop with certified instructor Patrick Allan is our most popular, selling out year-after-year. This chainsaw course covers all aspects of basic maintenance and safe use of this powerful tool. Saturday morning focuses on the personal protective equipment, saw maintenance, support equipment and do's and don'ts. Chain sharpening gets plenty of attention. Next the class moves outdoors to practice limbing, bucking, and notching in preparation for felling. Sunday participants move into the Harrison Lewis Centre’s woodlot where they learn-by-doing to drop trees where they want them to fall, plus the dos and don’ts of working with both downed and standing wood.