A June 15 workshop will help woodlot owners learn safe practices to work with forestry equipment and protective wear.

The course takes place on Saturday, Une 15, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 815, rue Cartier in Curran.

The workshop will be led by Jean-Paul Gervais, a retired professor from La Citée forestry department and until recently, co-owner of Trillium Landscaping Inc. He is also a member of Boisés Est.  This workshop for occasional users of chainsaws will include an overview of the following:

Safety equipment: cap with visor and ear protection, gloves, boots and constructions pants.

Basic safety practices, care and maintenance of chainsaws.

Cutting, removing limbs and cutting tree trunks with a chainsaw.

A demonstration in the forest is planned for the afternoon for on-site learning. Note that this is not a chainsaw certification course. Information on where one can take a formal chainsaw certification course will be available.

9h00 – Registration

9h30 to 10h45 – Presentation
10h45 to 11h00 – Health break

11h00 to  12h00 – Presentation continues, door prizes.
12h00 to 13h00 – Lunch and networking
13h00 to 15h30 – Fores demonstration with Jean-Denis Hurtubise, Boisés Est member, à Curran.

This workshop is open to everyone. The cost is $35 per person but is only $15 per person for Boisés Est members and students. Those under the age of 15 will be admitted for free. Reservations are a must. Registration fees are payable at the door.

Reserve by contacting Jean Saint-Pierre (613-443-3924– [email protected]). The deadline to register is Tuesday, June 11.

Boisés Est thanks the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet, which is welcoming the group to its premises.