This workshop is for the novice to beginner chainsaw operator who wishes to gain greater confidence with this powerful tool. Topics will include personal protective equipment, anatomy of a chainsaw, reactive forces, basic chainsaw maintenance and additional tools for use with a chainsaw. Techniques learned include holding and starting a saw, hazard ID, escape options, log analysis (binds), planning cuts, overall plan and bucking and limbing. Attendees will cut logs on the ground and/or elevated on saw horses. Equipment will be provided, but if you have your own equipment (chainsaw or personal protective equipment), please bring with you. Dress and prepare for weather including logn sleeves, pants, and boots. No experience necessary. Bring a bagged lunch.