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Chain Saw Courses




Peter and the Bear

"Don't go down to the woods today"

Peter Harmer is a motor manual cutter with over twenty years experience. He leads the cutting in Childer Wood and is a highly experienced and knowledgeable forester. He teaches chain saw courses in Childer Wood, some run in partnership with the Green Wood Centre, and he also teaches at Pershore College. All courses are externally assessed and offer a qualification that is internationally recognised.

Tuition in all aspects of chain saw use is offered from maintenance, cross cutting and manual stacking (CS30), through felling small diameter trees (CS31) through to........

Cost of group courses includes external NPTC accreditation

Peter offers NPTC accredited courses, starter courses and refreshers in both small groups and individually.

Chain Saw Carving courses are also available. CS30 and 31 are pre-requisites. Full details upon booking.

Participants of all courses to supply working chain saw in good operational condition with appropriate safety features and full PPE including ear and eye protection, chain saw safety trousers, gloves and boots, non-snag outer clothing and personal first aid kit

For more information call Peter on 07974 703044 or email him at sowerpaw@fsmail.net

Course student working on hung up tree


Course student cross cutting


Chain Saw Carving

5' high bear in oak

Green man carved onto oak stump with seat carved into reverse

Elephant and Isabel

Below: happy carving course members with their bears





CS30 and 31


9.30am first day









Chain Saw Carving




9.30am first day



Individual tution by arrangement








Tutor: Peter Harmer  
Venue: Childer Wood  


Booking form>>> click here


Course student using felling bar to free hung up tree


Childer Wood is neighbour to Clissett Wood, the nationally acclaimed green wood work centre where
Gudrun Leitz runs her busy programme of training courses throughout the summer.
Contact her on 01531 640125 or visit her website, www.greenwoodwork.co.uk


contact Doug by phone or fax: (+44) 01531 640 236 or on his mobile: (+44) 07773 900 751