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As far as I'm aware there isn't one.  As you know Lantra SSC developed the units used in both Lantra Awards' and NPTC's qualifications and, there was no comparable unit developed.  It may be that, at the time, it was seen that there was such low take up so as to suggest it was not needed. …  the lack of enquiries about it since would support that thought.

 

That's not to say that there are not a dozen training companies who will offer you training for CS44 if you ask them.

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Isn’t  cs44 just felling a tree stem (that some guy has climbed and cut the branches off) albeit larger than the average 380mm tree. 

I would go for the cs32, ok it’s a bit more to it but then you would be qualified for stems up to..... and this is where it bugs me. The cs32 is cutting a tree down with a bar half the size of the tree, but in the end it’s up to 750mm.  I'll say no more on The gravy train...thing..🤐

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3 hours ago, Wonky said:

Isn’t  cs44 just felling a tree stem (that some guy has climbed and cut the branches off) albeit larger than the average 380mm tree. 

I would go for the cs32, ok it’s a bit more to it but then you would be qualified for stems up to..... and this is where it bugs me. The cs32 is cutting a tree down with a bar half the size of the tree, but in the end it’s up to 750mm.  I'll say no more on The gravy train...thing..🤐

There is no upper limit on CS32, that’s one of the reasons they removed CS33. The trees can be up to twice the guide bar, usually with a 15-18” bar in training, once you know the techniques, bigger trees just need a bigger saw/guide bar.

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That’s what I thought when I read the nptc test sheet. But I thought  I was told different by 

@Rough Hewn

When he recently did his.

 

anyhoo, as it was said by mr Phillips “theres a dozen odd companies that would be able offer the training if you ask”, for a price  🤔 and then ....

i have other stuff to do now, laters 😉

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As I stated previously, the CS32 or 301 as it is now called has no upper limit. The training will require you to use a 15” or max18” guidebar, the trees on training will be no more than 760mm. Once these skills have been learned and you have the ticket you use these techniques to fell trees over 760mm with a larger saw/guide bar and maybe assisting the fell with a winch, I personally won’t employ anyone or work with anyone felling very large trees just because they hold C32 though, I would be looking at how much experience of felling very large trees they have.

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