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Chain Saw Specialist Workshop - November 17th

​Hello NM Arborists and Landscape professionals: 

The Arborist Safety Training Institute and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of ISA have partnered to bring some chain saw use and safety training to NM arborists. This workshop is scheduled for November 17th at the Bachechi Educational Center in Albuquerque. 

Only crew members with a full understanding of chain saw operations should operate a chain saw in tree work. This workshop contains essential information for chain saw operators - both on the ground and in the air. The methods described in this training will help develop the skills needed when performing safe chain saw operations on the job. 

Topics include site and tree inspections, developing and working the job plan, estimating tree height and lean, operating the saw, safe body positioning, face cuts and notches, the tree felling plan, and more. 

Attendance at the workshop and completion of the workbook helps to verify the company has provided OSHA-required training. 

There are six ISA Certified Arborist ceus available for those in attendance. 

Attendance is limited to thirty and pre-registration is required at: 

Bryan Suhr, 

ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, Utility Specialist, Municipal Specialist 

RM 0111 BCMA,U,M, Certified Treecare Safety Professional, TRAQ 

Rocky Mountain Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, New Mexico Director 

Phone: (505) 277-1066 

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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