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Spring Session: April 27th-29th
Fall Session: November 2nd-4th
Burning firewood can be an affordable and potentially carbon neutral way to heat your home. However, the vast majority of fuelwood is harvested from clearcuts and even homeowners cutting their own wood can damage forestland.
This three-day course will introduce participants to many aspects of sustainable fuelwood harvesting: chainsaw safety, plant identification, forest ecology, tree extraction, pruning, felling and workplace safety.
The three-day course runs from 9am till 4:00pm each day. Participants should bring their own lunch and snacks, as well as clothes suited to the weather. It will take place at the Macphail Woods Nature Centre. Registrations can be done online through our booking system or by phone (902)651-2575 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
“I took the spring 2018 Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance Course at Macphail Woods. The experience was excellent – the instructor, Eric, was patient and calm and I left feeling confident in handling and maintaining the saw. I also felt more at ease with the critical thinking and decision-making aspects of working in the forest. I highly recommend this course to anyone who works in conservation and restoration!”
-Spring 2018 Student
We use our very own Nature Centre, located on the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead property, as a home base for all of our outdoor activities. Located just 20 minutes east of Charlottetown, the Macphail Woods Nature Centre has a variety of teaching spaces and is surrounded by 140 acres of forest and field. Winding through the property are four trails, a stream and one of the province’s finest remaining examples of our native Acadian forest.
Cancellations and Refunds
All campers are to be prepaid. However, refunds are accepted up until 2 weeks before the camp date. You will receive a full refund up until a month before the class date. Half the class cost will be refunded if you cancel between a month and 2 week before the class. If you would like to cancel within two weeks of the class no refund will be issued.
All registrations are made online through Active Network’s Camp and Class manager. If you have any difficulties or would prefer to register with us directly, please contact us at email@example.com or by phone: (902)651-2575.