Game of Logging- Level 3

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Game Of Logging- Level 3 - Details
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Where: Bob Somers, 285 Chestnut Hill Road, Eagle Bridge, NY 12057 (US).
Date: 28 Oct, 2017
Time: 8:00 am -   5:00 pm
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The Agricultural Stewardship Association and the Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District are sponsoring four levels of Game of Logging Training. Levels 1 & 2 will be offered in April and October. Levels 3 & 4 will be offered in October only. Training levels must be taken consecutively.


Level 3 focuses on techniques for handling difficult trees. Topics covered include limbing, height measurement, segment calculations, wedging techniques and hinge placement. The felling is done against the tree's natural lean and participants also limb and buck using techniques demonstrated in level 2. 


Game of Logging chainsaw safety by Corrina AldrichThere is a limit of 10 participants each day led by an experienced instructor who has taught proper forest safety techniques to thousands of students. This course is a good investment for anybody from novice to expert. Younger participants are welcome so long as they can pull on the starter rope for a saw. The course runs rain or shine, come prepared to be outdoors for a full day. Bring food and lunch, chain saw, chaps, helmet, eye protection. A limited amount of key items may be available to loan, call ahead to discuss if you need these. For more information or question contact ASA at 518-692-7285




Scholarships Available 


Game of Logging History

 An Effective Teaching System:


Game of Logging is a world-recognized training curriculum that teaches chain saw skills. Developed in the 1960s by Soren Eriksson, a Swedish logger turned training instructor, the Game of Logging combines Scandinavian logging techniques with the latest systems for working safely around trees.


The “game” refers not only to the friendly competitive aspect of the training, but also to the necessity of having a winning plan or strategy for felling trees and working safely. The program breaks apart saw work into steps that are practiced throughout the course. A fun scoring system helps focus participants’ attention on the most important details and allows them to measure their progress each day.


Game of Logging training is provided to forest owners, students, municipal crews, military units, and many others.


Hands-on Training in Small Groups:
Game of Logging training is hands-on. One instructor works with a group of eight to ten participants to ensure that each participant has time to practice the techniques and receive personal feedback. Participants receive individualized coaching at a series of in-the-woods practice stations. The instructor pays close attention to body positioning and other factors that can contribute to unsafe work habits.

By listening to explanations, watching demonstrations, and then practicing techniques, participants come away with better work habits and greater confidence in their ability to safely fell trees and work in the woods.


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