WEST PARIS – The Woman and the Woods Program has announced a beginner chain saw safety class to be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Stearns Hill Farm.

Merle Ring and Patty Cormier, district foresters with the Maine Forest Service, will provide the training.

The class, first in a series, will cover safety, parts of a chain saw and protective clothing. The foresters will demonstrate safe methods of dropping a tree. Those who have a hard hat should bring it, but participants will not need a chain saw.

For more information and to preregister, call Ellen Gibson, 674-3887. The workshop is part of the Women and the Woods program. and sponsored by the Women’s Agricultural Network, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Forest Service.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.