Chainsaw Safety & Felling Training Level 2

June 16, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sugarloaf Cove

* Level 1  – Chainsaw and Tree Felling Safety Course is a pre-requisite to attending this training

During the Level 2 class, on June 16, we will focus on applying basic maintenance techniques to achieve maximum chainsaw performance such as filing techniques and carburetor adjustments. More felling techniques and assessments will be practiced and limbing and bucking techniques will be introduced.


We will cover:

  • Hands-on chainsaw filing
  • Limbing technique
  • Basic wedging vs lean
  • Basic segments
  • Field sharpening
  • Reading the stump
  • Practice felling a tree

After lunch we will go out into the woods for hands-on instruction.

Participants should bring their own equipment and PPE if they have it. If you do not have equipment, the instructor will provide PPE and a chainsaw for your use during the class.

You should bring:

  • snacks if wanted
  • bag lunch (there will not be time to get to a restaurant for lunch)
  • water/beverages
  • weather and work appropriate clothing 


  • $150 Sugarloaf members
  • $180 non members (includes membership to Sugarloaf)



Instructor: Nathan Stanford, Forest Safety Instruction

Growing up in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota, Nathan Stanford has learned about the vital resources around him.  He’s enjoyed being a part of adult education for chainsaw training to help individuals and organizations manage their trees safely.

Nathan Stanford has been involved in the chainsaw safety industry since 1995. With a background in industrial safety management, he’s had the privilege to effectively train thousands of people building confidence and skill in a systematic approach to safety through hands-on training.


Nathan has been working for well over a decade with the best leaders in the industry. Nathan is one of a few certified annually by a nonprofit training organization: Safety and Woods Worker (SAWW) Training.  He’s also recertified by the US Forest Service Region 8 and 9 every three years. Through the US Forest Service as a C-certifier, Nathan’s an authorized professional consultant.