Husqvarna provides useful training videos for tree felling and processing, as well as choosing a chainsaw.
The Husqvarna Chainsaw Academy is an online resource for safe and efficient tree felling. This site offers an important introduction to the aspects that chainsaw operators and their supervisors should know, and includes step-by-step guides, easy-to-understand animations, videos, important checklists and recommendations.
Before getting started with felling the tree, make sure that you have the knowledge, understanding and equipment you need to cut down your tree safely and accurately. The Husqvarna Chainsaw Academy has links for more detailed information relating to safe chainsaw use, tree felling, limbing, cross-cutting and more.
The following areas are covered:
- Working with chainsaws – safety first. When it comes to felling trees, safety is everything. Avoiding the risk of injury to you and people nearby requires careful preparation and planning. If uncertain, consult a professional in your area. This section of the site covers chainsaw safety basics, how to choose the right chainsaw, how to start a chainsaw, personal protective equipment, useful tools and accessories and filing the chain
- Felling trees. Every tree is different. So be sure to properly prepare and plan before you fell a tree. You should also have a solid understanding of the key concepts of tree felling, such as felling hinge, directional notch and felling cut, as well as what methods and techniques to use, depending on the tree. This section of the site includes how to prepare for felling a tree, understanding directional felling, how to make a directional notch, how to make a felling cut, how to use tree felling tools and how to remove a hang-up tree.
- Limbing and crosscutting – finishing the job. The work is not done when the tree hits the ground. That’s why this section includes recommendations and step-by-step guides for limbing and crosscutting safely and efficiently. This includes how to limb a tree and how to crosscut a tree. Source