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Double Cut Seminar

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Double Cut Seminar

  • Double Cut Seminar - Fall 2020
    October 14, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Double Cut Seminar - Fall 2020
    October 28, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Fall 2020 Tickets: Oct 14-16show details +$315.00 (USD)  
Fall 2020 Tickets: Oct 28-30show details +$315.00 (USD)  

Who is this course for

This workshop is designed for individuals who are intermediate to advanced chainsaw operators. Recommended for individuals who are looking to apply for IHC (Hotshots) helitech smoke jumper or professional timber felling for wildland fire contracting. (Faller 2 / Faller 1/ Professional Timber Feller)

For everyone’s safety, you are required to prove skill level and be approved to take this course prior to registration.

What to expect

Duration: Three day seminar

  • Day 1 is a 5-6 hour in-class covering timber felling refresh, large tree double cutting, and fire weakened timber. 
  • Day 2 is 6 hours of felling refinement and large tree double cutting in the field.
  • Day 3 is 6 hours of felling refinement and large tree double cutting in the field.

Course includes:

  • Field manual (Limit one per season) – Complete Edition of The Art of Felling Timber
  • Team felling and team communications.
  • Ask about certifications availability (Type 1 or C chainsaw certifications available upon request only).

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training:

  • Faller 2 (min 3 yrs experience)
  • Professional Tree-cutting Contracting Work (min 3 years experience)
  • Must be in good physical condition.

Covid-19 Info:

  • We will be going over protocol for C-19 on day one.
  • If you’ve been sick within the past month, or don’t feel good, PLEASE DON’T COME!
  • You MUST bring and wear a mask.

What to bring

Field days of Thursday and Friday will be in the woods, for approximately 9-10 hours per day. Pack lunches and water; it won’t be available in cutting locations.

Pack (PP&E) Gear: Mask, Helmet, Gloves, Eye Protection, Ear Protection, Boots, Cutting Chaps (will have some chaps on site) / kevlar inserts / approved chainsaw cutting pants, long-sleeve shirts, Chainsaw (will have some saws on site), Felling Axe, and Wedges (some wedges will be on site).

Chainsaws should be maintained, have factory tools, sharp chain, minimum bar length of 32 inches, and maximum bar length of 36 inches. Have fuel and bar oil; some will be on site. Weather can be cold with the possibility of rain or snow; please have appropriate weather gear. Recommend carry pack to hold gear.

Download the What to Bring List

Meeting Location

ADDRESS: 3345 Redwood Highway Grants Pass, OR. 97527

**UPDATE – Courses will temporarily be held in-the-field. Locations will vary per workshop.**

Important Policies

Cancellation Policy
There are no workshop cancellations. If you cannot make the workshop you registered for, you can move your registration to any other class offered within a calendar year.

Code of Conduct
To ensure the safety of all parties, the Art of Felling Timber has a firm no tolerance policy on unwarranted conduct and unsafe behavior. We ask that students be respectful to the instructors and other students at all times and demonstrate safe operating techniques. In the event that a student demonstrates behaviors that are considered disrespectful or unsafe to another party, consequences include: being asked to take a break for a period of time up to full expulsion, depending on the severity and/or reoccurrence of said behaviors.

Filming Policy
The Art of Felling Timber prohibits the use of cameras in-the-field to ensure proper safety measures are followed and to protect trade secrets and other proprietary business information. This includes camera-equipped phones, tablets, hands-free cameras, and other devices. An appointed instructor will be on-site to video and take photos, and we’ll do our very best to capture images and videos of all students attending. Select photography or videography may only be considered on a case-by-case situation, with prior authorization by The Art of Felling Timber, and with the consent of all parties involved.