Chainsaw training

Chainsaw training

Last week a series of courses took place in the Park. Put on by TKF Training, largely for Environment Agency staff, with the addition of one the QE rangers, these all involved tree work. CS30 and 31 are at the basic end of the many layers of chainsaw proficiency. And CS48 is for pole saws and powered pruners.

These sessions all require real work situations where the candidates can practice and be assessed. This is a great opportunity for us to tackle areas detailed in the Park’s work programme and to achieve a professional standard without using up staff time .

Picnic areas from Juniper, through the forest to Roebuck and Larkwhistle have all  benefitted from the training sessions. These small areas of open space carry a wide variety of chalk flora and invertebrates, and enlarging them is a key part of the Forest Design Plan.     

(The Forest Design Plan is available on the Park’s web-site, and a hard copy can be found in the centre cafe).