Class Training Topics        

  • Chainsaw Safety/Skill assessment
  • Proper work Positioning on a spar
  • Proper Handling and Starting procedures on a spar
  • Precision cutting method from a spar

*Only 20 Hands-On spots available per class / Includes breakfast & lunch

*Must have at least 6 months climbing experience and have completed climber Opts 1 & Climber Opts 2

Climbing Gear

Personal climbing gear is optional and must pass gear inspection prior to use.

  • (PPE) Personal Protective equipment:  ie footwear (boots), helmet, work attire, safety glasses and ear protection
  • Chainsaw protective pants or chaps
  • Climbing Harness / Climbing Rope
  • Climbing System and Lanyard/ Flip Line
  • Throwline
  • Climbing spurs/gaffs
  • Rear handle chainsaw 18-32” bar


1544 Ludwig Avenue, Santa Rosa, California, 95407, United States



You are more than welcome to stay in the bunkhouse, which is located on company grounds for free or you can stay in a nearby hotel at your own costs. If you do decide to stay in the bunkhouse please bring a warm sleeping bag and pillow.

Breakfast lunch and dinner will be provided by the Academy.

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