Brush Saw Training

Brush Saw  
Brush saws are becoming a popular choice of hand tool for invasive plant management as well as other applications in forest management. Learning how they operate, how to sharpen, and how to safely use them in the field will provide safer and more efficient operators.

Faculty, staff, and graduate students who would like to learn a tool used for invasive plant management, forest management, and wildlife management should take this operation and safety training course before operating a brush saw. Individuals who have not had extensive use of the equipment or long periods of time have passed since last training are encouraged to re-take some training. 

Where to Receive Training:
  • Invasive Species Training Module - Training is led by faculty and staff with an evening class time followed by a day in the field. Part of the training includes the operation of brush saws and their maintenance. Dates are usually in the middle of October.

  • FNR 339 Silviculture - As part of this class, students are given further training during a laboratory exercise on use of brush saws for understory clearing and invasive plant management. There may be room for 1-3 individuals to join the class for that day. Contact Mike Saunders to inquire on availability.

  • FNR 341 Wildlife Habitat Management - As part of this class, students are given opportunity to use brush saws to cut invasive plants down during a laboratory exercise. Contact Liz Flaherty for more information.

  • For those who are unable to find training opportunities and your research requires vegetation clearing with a brush saw, Brian Beheler can provide individual training opportunities.

For more information on Brush Saw Training, please contact Brian Beheler at 765.583.3507 or behelerb@purdue.edu.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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