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Chainsaw Courses

Here at Acer Tree Services we know that not all jobs need professional tree surgeons to carry them out, and that many people own or hire chainsaws for small jobs such as cutting up logs. 
That chainsaw is a powerful and useful tool, but handled or maintained incorrectly it can be extremely dangerous. Every year in the UK there are serious accidents involving their use. A chainsaw is also a significant investment, but one that can give many years of use if looked after properly. 
So we decided to run a workshop to provide you with the basic knowledge and skills that will allow you to maintain and operate your chainsaw safely. 

Basic Chainsaw Introductory Workshop

This introductory workshop lasts one day and is open to anyone of reasonable fitness over the age of 18.

By the end of the day you will:
●    Understand the essential do’s and don’ts of chainsaw operation ensuring the safety of yourself and others 
●    Have the knowledge to maintain your chainsaw in good condition thereby saving you money, and to identify and fix common problems
●    Be able to operate your chainsaw safely and to carry out basic cross cutting techniques

You can find out more about it by clicking on the brochure and you should also read our Workshop Terms & Conditions.

Advanced Chainsaw Courses

We also offer a number of more advanced workshops & NPTC qualifications.

Our 2024 dates for training are coming soon...

Maintenance & Crosscutting  & Small Tree Felling (Trees up to 380mm) combination course. Formerly CS30/31​​

Tree Climbing & Aerial rescue (formerly CS38) ​

Using a Chainsaw from a Rope & Harness (formerly CS39)​

Aerial Tree Pruning (formerly CS40)​


  • Stump Grinding Course  

  • Chipper Training Course 

  • Refreshers


Meet Your Tutor

Phil Rees has worked in Arboriculture for over 29 years. Since 2009 he has been training both novices and professionals to NPTC standard in all aspects of tree surgery, including grounds work & aerial.
Based in Hereford, he is an Arboriculture and Forestry Industry Assessor.

If you would like to find out more information about any of the courses on offer from Acer Tree Services then give us a call or fill out your details in the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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