What Will Be Covered?
The Level 3 Award in Felling Trees Over 380mm builds upon your felling experience enabling you to tackle 'medium' and 'large' sized trees, showing you the methods used to fell trees with a stem diameter greater than the bar length of the chainsaw. You'll be dealing with trees weighted in the, and against the, direction of fell, as well as setting up a winch based system to deal with hung-up trees; you'll be shown the 'bore-and-sweep' method and the 'safe corner' method of cutting, the 'letterbox' cut for dealing with the hinge on hung-up trees, and you will see the importance of accurate buttress removal. Snedding / delimbing is also covered.
Are There Any Pre-Requisites?
Yes, there are a few pre-requisites to this course:
- You must be at least 16 years of age.
- You must hold the Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting (or CS30).
- You must hold the Level 2 Award in Felling Trees Up To 380mm (or CS31).
What Can I Progress To?
Once you have achieved the Level 3 Award in Felling Trees Over 380mm, why not consider:
Where Is This Course Held?
Many of our courses are based at our workshops at Arborfield, near Reading; but this course can be delivered across the UK, at your own site, if needed. Please contact us for more details.