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Matthew Mackley - 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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Matthew Mackley



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Matthew Meckley started his career in the Windy City of Chicago, Illinois. Starting out as a climber, he really shined at detail-oriented jobs and technical rigging. He especially loved being able to fell whole trees in tight quarters in the urban environment. The more he learned the bigger the trees became. Later, he decided to branch out and move to California. While living in California, he was introduced to the idea of falling fire weakened trees. Through that, he met Brain Toth who introduced him to Roy Hauser and fell in love with the Art of Felling Timber program.

“The past few years I’ve been mainly working on fire weakened trees and my bag of tool opened up even more after learning how to properly size up, and dissect fire weekend timber thanks to The Art Of Falling Timber.”

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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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