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Jim Goodman - About Us

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We are the Art of Felling Timber

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What started out as a vision, to create an advanced tree felling course, has grown over the years into a nationally recognized training program. Additional course options have allowed us to bring more people into our program. Not only through advanced courses, but also providing to our new and less experienced sawyers with beginner courses as well. 

Of course this wouldn’t be possible without an amazing team that shares a passion for teaching others. 

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Jim Goodman

Instructor Class C’ (FAL1)


Qualifications: Class C’ (FAL1)

James Goodman is owner/operator of Goodwood Timber fallers based out of Southern Oregon. James has been a contract Timber Faller for over 20 years and a Class-C Type-1 Feller on Wildland Fires for 18 seasons.

He has felled timber for many applications of logging, cat, yarder, and helicopter. He has spent a large percentage of his career subcontracting Timber felling for Aviation companies such as Columbia, Carson, and Western Air. He also falls oversized timber for mechanical logging operations as well as small private lands that demand low impact directional felling. He is familiar with many size and tree species having cut redwoods of Northern California to Spruce and yellow cedar of Southwest Alaska.

James has established an outstanding record as well as a reputation in the Wildland fire community. James holds a region 6 USFS contract and calls The Siskiyou National Forest his home. He is known for his safety and willingness to share his experience and knowledge in the industry that he works for.

James also has a preseason agreement with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and has done emergency response Hazard tree removal for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

James has been an instructor for The Art of Felling Timber for nearly 5 years and has been involved with this training program since its Inception. James’s relationship with Roy Hauser began in the mid-90s when they worked countless logging jobs together. He attributes many of the basic felling techniques taught to him using this training program. James believes that these basic techniques that are used in this program have made him the professional Timber Faller that he is today.

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Lars Olson
Lars Olson

" They explain clearly and their experience shows. "

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Ed Floate
Ed Floate

" Roy does a great job of teaching safe and proper cutting techniques of large trees, to both beginner and advanced Sawyer's. "

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