Introduction to Hand Saws

Join the Trail Conference and the Catskill Conservation Corps. to learn about using handsaws on Catskills trails!  It's amazing what you can do without a chainsaw! This course will cover the basic safety precautions and hazards of hand saw work, different saw tools available (as well as the pros/cons of each), some more advanced techniques (like relieving tension and using wedges), and give a chance to use different types of saws in the field. You will walk away more confident about tackling small downed trees and branches on your own, and better informed on when and how to report larger blowdowns to chainsawyers. Come prepared with water, snacks, and a personal hand saw if you have one. The Catskill Conservation Corps is a partnership between the Trail Conference and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation providing volunteer opportunities to the public on projects that protect natural resources and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities in the Catskill Mountains.  
October 3rd, 2015 10:00 AM through  2:00 PM
Catskill Mountains - Kenco
1000 Hurley Mountain Road
Kingston, NY 12401
United States
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