Application Information


Application coming in January 2023

Application Deadline: Feb. 24, 2023

Participants Notified by: March 3, 2023


Program Eligibility

This program is open to any high school Junior or Senior student. Preference will be given to students from underrepresented or underserved populations and students with a supporting high school teacher who will also participate.

Program Details

Dates/Times

Friday, March 24 from 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 25 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 26 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Program Location

The training will take place at Treehaven in Tomahawk, Wis. Additional information on Treehaven including driving directions is available herePlease note that on-site lodging will not be available for high school participants.

Program Cost

Due to the gracious support of our sponsors, all costs for the program are covered, including the UW-Stevens Point tuition.

For Employers and Sponsors

Sponsoring Students

To make this program possible we rely on the support of industry partners. These partners help cover:

  • Treehaven facility fees

  • Tuition costs

If you or your company are interested in sponsoring a student or students, please contact the WFC at wfc@uwsp.edu

Hiring Participants

Are you interested in hiring program participants? We are happy to help connect you! Feel to reach out to us at wfc@uwsp.edu

​For Students

Science of Tree Felling (FOR 396)

March 24-26, 2023 | Tomahawk, Wis.


Join UW-Stevens Point Forestry undergraduate students and industry professionals in a 3-day, field intensive chainsaw training. As part of this course, you will work directly with more than 10 industry professionals to gain the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to safely fell a tree. Through guided field training you will learn how to safely cut-down, de-limb, and buck a tree while earning an industry recognized certificate and college credit. Specifically, you will learn directional felling, hinge cutting, and chainsaw safety while earning 1 credit in FOR396 from UWSP and Tree Felling certification from UWSP and Husqvarna. All participants will receive a complimentary set of personal protective equipment, donated by Husqvarna, including chainsaw chaps, hard hat with hearing protection, and safety glasses. 

Want to learn more? Watch this video from the 2021 course...


"The hands-on learning technique paired with professionals is the source of confidence and knowledge we need for education. The students from MIHS were able to leave the course with an experience that created an opportunity to be skilled in a workforce position before they graduate high school."

--Klint Hischke, science teacher,
Menominee Indian High School (teacher participant in 2022 course)

Program Sponsors

The 2022 offering of the Science of Tree Felling was generously supported by:

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