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Unit 202 Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm

(previously CS31 & 203)

This course follows on from chainsaw maintenance and crosscutting. Felling and processing trees is great fun, hard work and immensely rewarding. Time out in our beautiful woodlands is a perfect learning environment. You will be taught a variety of cuts used to fell trees, and learn how to then process a tree to site specification.

Pre-requisites: 201 and 202


  • Current HSE legislation and safety guidelines
  • Risk assessment and emergency procedures/ site safety
  • Personnel Protective Equipment P.P.E
  • Assess the trees to be felled for hazards and risks
  • Fell trees
  • Assess leaning trees and the safest method of felling
  • Make accurate felling cuts
  • De-limb felled trees in a safe and systematic manner
  • Cross-cut timber accurately to site specification
  • Assess tension and compression in timber
  • Safe procedures to remove a trapped guide bar
  • Handle and stack timber using safe manual handling techniques
  • Safe takedown of hung up trees using appropriate equipment
  • Safe use of aid tools


Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm Assessment

Unit 203 (previously CS31) assessments are carried out directly after the 3 day course, or at a more convenient date later on.


Assessment only: For candidates who feel they have enough experience to pass, we offer an assessment only option. We do however recommend our one-day refresher course for anyone who feels that additional support will help achieve a pass.


For information on price and course duration, please see our Ground Based Arb and Forestry Courses page.

Upcoming Courses

201/202/203 (201/202)
Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting and felling up to 380mm.

Date: Training: 15th - 19th August 2022 . Assessment dates to be confirmed.
Location: Low Barn, Broxtead
Emergency First aid & Forestry
Date: 22nd - 23rd August
Location: Red Stag Training, R2 Moat Park, Framlingham Road, Earl Soham, Woodbridge, IP13 7SR
UA301 (Old UA1)
Basic Electrical Knowledge

Date: Training: 24th - 25th August 2022. Assessment: date to be confirmed
Location: Earl Soham
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