We love to keep up to date with new practices, courses, assessment news and much more in the arboriculture industry. Over the years that Scott Fraser Training, we have been documenting activities that have been taking place daily. Have a read through some of our blog posts below and let us know what you think; we'd love to hear from you.
The blog post introduces the Lantra Awards Assisted Felling course, which is designed to help learners improve their forestry skills and gain practical experience in tree felling. The post highlights the benefits of the course, including increased safety, efficiency, and knowledge of relevant legislation.
When it’s time to order a new chain, the most common scenario we see is clients taking the whole saw to a supplier and asking for a chain that fits. There’s nothing wrong with this approach, but perhaps a little knowledge may help in widening the range of options to buy remotely.
Chainsaw chains are made up of a range of components that in combination allow them to cut. The following basic description covers the key chain parts: Drive links, Cutters, Tie Straps and Rivets. Chainsaw chains work by removing the channel of woody material known as the chipper tooth principle.
The cutting attachment comprises a drive sprocket or gear, the guide bar and the chain. All three work together to deliver a smooth, accurate and effective cutting performance. In advance of the later series of articles that cover the chain features and maintenance in greater detail.
Welcome to our all-new blog series that, over the next few blogs, takes a detailed look at chainsaw chains. As we often discover in our chainsaw maintenance courses, there are a lot of knowledge gaps and misinformation around chain sharpening.
Basic chainsaw units have recently been updated as part of a periodic review of City & Guilds Forestry & Arboricultural units. This has resulted in a less cluttered assessment schedule for the basic chainsaw maintenance & crosscutting and the felling trees under 380mm units 003920/ 003921.
This seventh article in the series looks at the Danish felling cut in more detail, including its wide range of application. Remember, this written article is no substitute for the personal delivery of tree felling skills and should be seen as a support to that primary personal delivery.
This fifth article in the series looks at the split-level felling cut in a bit more detail, including its range of application. Having said that, once mastered, it can transform how you approach tree felling work, allowing the placement of trees to suit processing, extraction and conversion requirements.
This sixth article in the series looks at the dog-tooth felling cut (also known as the bore & sever) in more detail, including its range of application. Remember, this written article is no substitute for the personal delivery of tree felling skills and should be seen as supporting that primary personal delivery.
City & Guilds NPTC, Level 3 Award 301 in Felling & Processing trees over 380mm, is available as either independently assessed or as Integrated Assessment. This article reviews the course content, the broader benefits of completing the unit and highlights some recent courses run on-site.