High School Students May Apply: Science of Tree Felling


Science of Tree Felling (FOR 396)

March 22-24, 2024 | Tomahawk, Wis.

In this course, high schoolers will join UW-Stevens Point forestry undergraduate students and industry professionals in a 3-day, field-intensive chainsaw training. As part of this course, you will work directly with more than 10 industry professionals to gain the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to safely fell a tree. Through guided field training you will learn how to safely cut down, delimb, and buck a tree while earning an industry-recognized certificate and college credit. Specifically, you will learn directional felling and chainsaw safety while earning 1 credit in FOR 396 from UWSP and Tree Felling certification from UWSP and Husqvarna. All participants will receive a complimentary set of personal protective equipment, donated by Husqvarna, including chainsaw chaps, hard hat with hearing protection, and safety glasses. 


·    Friday, March 22, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

·    Saturday, March 23, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

·    Sunday, March 24, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Program Location

The training will take place at UWSP-Treehaven in Tomahawk, Wis. Additional information on Treehaven including driving directions is available here. Please note that on-site lodging will not be available for high school participants.


Applications Due: Feb. 2, 2024

Selected Applicants Notified By: Feb. 16, 2024



Science of Tree Felling

Hosted by Wisconsin Forestry Center | UWSP

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