Outing Club
at the Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center

November Chainsaw Class

Story posted November 28, 2010

Friday 11/12 and Sunday 11/14: Six fine gentlemen took the first steps on the road to life as lumberjacks, participating in former women's soccer coach, John Cullen's chainsaw class.

The BOCers spent Friday afternoon learning about safety, operation, and chain & saw maintenance before heading out to M. "Woody" Woodruff's Phippsburg woodlot to practice clearing deadwood and directional felling on Sunday.

Sunday's highlight came when John brought down a massive beech tree in an awe-inspiring battle between man and nature. Cully's black lab, Magic, made sure no one could pay too close attention by smashing course participants in the back of the knees with tree limbs.