Jump to content
MaxWheeler

Gaining experience

Recommended Posts

Maybe in the next ten years when I know a thing or two about woodlands I'd love to manage my own but until then is there anyone in wiltshire that manages a woodland that I could shadow and work for one day a week?

 

Obviously I'm happy to work for free if someone is willing to impart their knowledge to me!

 

Max

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd be intersted to see if you'll get any feedback here...

 

I am in a similar position. I'd love to own woodland and I'd really like to know more about managing this environment. I am excessively practical and hard working. Working in the fresh air in all weathers appeals to me - it's how I spend my spare time anyway!

 

I took my Chainsaw Cross Cutting, Maintenance and Tree Felling (up to 380mm) course back in 2013. I've been involved in some voluntary work clearing trees to re-instate an old railway site near Bristol. I am comfortable and confident with a chainsaw, but I know and respect my limitations.

 

I'd love more opportunities to practice dealing with mature woodland and have involvement with all aspects of woodland management. Ive offered my services as a volunteer in all capacities and to many organisations, but as soon as I mention anything to do with chainsaw work I hear the same thing - "Sorry, we have preferred contractors that we use".

 

I get it. Safe, insured professionals would be who I'd choose, too, but I'd love to find someone who could use an extra pair of hands while at the same time trade some knowledge and experience.

 

People like us are happy to work hard, get involved, listen, do what we are asked to do and work in a safe, measured way. There must be some opportunites out there without taking on full time employment?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'd be intersted to see if you'll get any feedback here...

 

I am in a similar position. I'd love to own woodland and I'd really like to know more about managing this environment. I am excessively practical and hard working. Working in the fresh air in all weathers appeals to me - it's how I spend my spare time anyway!

 

I took my Chainsaw Cross Cutting, Maintenance and Tree Felling (up to 380mm) course back in 2013. I've been involved in some voluntary work clearing trees to re-instate an old railway site near Bristol. I am comfortable and confident with a chainsaw, but I know and respect my limitations.

 

I'd love more opportunities to practice dealing with mature woodland and have involvement with all aspects of woodland management. Ive offered my services as a volunteer in all capacities and to many organisations, but as soon as I mention anything to do with chainsaw work I hear the same thing - "Sorry, we have preferred contractors that we use".

 

I get it. Safe, insured professionals would be who I'd choose, too, but I'd love to find someone who could use an extra pair of hands while at the same time trade some knowledge and experience.

 

People like us are happy to work hard, get involved, listen, do what we are asked to do and work in a safe, measured way. There must be some opportunites out there without taking on full time employment?

 

Bit of a thread hijack wasn't it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.