Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Teagasc Broadleaf Demo

National Demonstration of Tending and first Thinning of Broadleaves

Thursday October 22, Kilbride Community Centre, Fourmilehouse, Co. Roscommon

Details HERE

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Monday, October 19, 2009

"Why are we running Free Chainsaw Workshops?"

A number of people have asked us recently about our motivation to run free Chainsaw workshops. We have been hearing comments such as, "You'll never get rich giving your services away" and "you need to get every penny you can in a recession". However,(and I know this might come as a bit of a shock) we aren't doing it for the money!
All of our instructors at Tree Care Ireland pride themselves in their ability to impart knowledge and chainsaw skills and enjoy sharing knowledge.

We have realised that of all the chainsaw users in Ireland , only a fraction of them are professional or will have the time, access or desire for structured training. But....all chainsaw users should have some basic,ACCURATE knowledge of maintenance and safe use.

For many years I have been talking to chainsaw operators from farming backgrounds, small woodland owners, landscapers, builders and of course arborists and foresters and there are still many aspects of chainsaw use that are grey areas or have changed in recent years. It is these key areas that we would like to focus on and hopefully stimulate all chainsaw users into applying and updating the knowledge they have.

We can't offer certs with our free workshops, but we believe that the ball should start rolling somewhere and why not with some safe,solid, time saving skills like guide bar maintenace and chain sharpening.

So there you have it.... our reasons.
We give you three hours, once a month. You give us the pleasure of sharing some of our skills. Win, Win!

Here's what to do next:

1: Check our other posts for the next workshop date

2: Fill in the box below to register your interest in the workshops. This helps us to find out if anyone is interested. We will send you an email as soon as you fill in the details so check your inbox and confirm the email.

3: Keep an eye on our blog and website and wait for the next workshop date
4: Dig out any old chainsaws you have, throw them in the boot of the car and drive to Carlow!

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