Provides detailed information on chain saw features, maintenance, saw chain sharpening, protective apparel and proper chain saw operation. The DVD format divides the topics into 5 chapters that can be easily accessed for shorter training sessions focused on a particular topic. Produced by STIHL, Inc. (2006) - DVD (63:00)
Covers personal protection, safety features to look for and how to operate a chain saw safely. Demonstrates starting, fueling, kickback, buddy system, limbing, pruning, preventive maintenance and personal protective equipment. Produced by Siegel. (1994) - VHS VIDEO (23:00)
Focuses on the basics of chainsaw operation, routine maintenance, and typical safety problems. Covers preparing a work plan, use of personal protective equipment, safe fueling, and safe handling of a saw. Essential for new operators and good reminder for experienced tree trimmers and woodcutters. (2012) – DVD (13:56).
Demonstrates chainsaw maintenance, proper use of protective equipment, and felling, limbing, and bucking techniques. Produced by FISTA. (1996) - VHS VIDEO (19:00)
Of all the tools found in the workplace and home, chainsaws rank as the most dangerous. Practical tips make this a good introduction to the basics of chainsaw safety for the new employee. It can also serve as a check for the self-taught user and a review for the old hand. Produced by Wumbus Corp. (1999) - DVD (13:00)
Best management practices to assist road maintenance crews in controlling the rapid spread of invasive plants. Covers plant identification, inventory systems, mapping, mechanical removal, herbicide treatments, weed free products, maintenance techniques, and cleaning of equipment. (n.d.) - DVD (26:00) (Forest Roads and the Environment Series, complete series also available – #18828)
Horizontal banner promoting awareness of the Emerald Ash Borer and firewood quarantines. “You can keep the trees in Wisconsin’s yards, parks and forests healthy and beautiful. How? It’s simple. Don’t move firewood.” Measures 34” H x 83” W with metal grommets for hanging. (Also available as a vertical, free-standing display -#19106) (2011) – VINYL HORIZONTAL BANNER
Retractable “window shade” style vertical display in its own stand promoting awareness of the Emerald Ash Borer and firewood quarantines. “You can keep the trees in Wisconsin’s yards, parks and forests healthy and beautiful. How? It’s simple. Don’t move firewood.” Measures 87” H x 35” W in 10” D stand when fully extended. (Also available as a vinyl horizontal banner measuring 34″H x 83″ W – #19139) (2011) – SELF-CONTAINED DISPLAY WITH FOLDING SUPPORTING ROD.
Provides an overview of how forest roads and the environment interact with each other. Serves as an introduction to maintenance of low volume roads. Highlights several issues that benefit from proper maintenance activities, including water temperature, fish habitat and aggregate surfacing loss. (Part 1 of Forest Roads and the
Environment Series, complete series also available – #18828) (2002) - VHS VIDEO (18:00)
Six part production providing information on rural gravel and dirt road maintenance. Set in federal forests, but the basic information is helpful for all rural low volume roads. Each segment is also available individually – most in video and one in DVD format (see item # following each segment title. 1. Forest Roads and the Environment (#18554) (18:00). – 2. Reading the Traveled Way (#18560) (16:00). – 3. Reading Beyond the Traveled Way (#18559) (17:00). – 4. Smoothing and Reshaping the Traveled Way (#18561) (18:00). – 5. Maintaining the Ditch and Surface Cross Drains (#18556) (16:00). – 6. Dangerous Travelers (#18818) (26:00). (2006) – DVD (116:00 – total).
Focuses on the importance of the forested watershed of Lake Superior. The forest is crucial to the region’s economy and stability in the form of the logging and tourism industries. Discusses the role of UW-Extension in teaching youth the importance of their role in continued environmental stewardship of the forest. (2002) - DVD (11:00)
Tabletop display developed by UWEX Waukesha County and Wisconsin DNR for use in educating homeowners on how to control gypsy moths in their backyard. Contains 17 colorful styrene pieces with velcro backing. Works well on 46″ x 76″ three section display board (not included – board #17635 and header #17636 available separately from Media Collection. (2000) - TABLETOP DISPLAY, HANDOUT MASTERS, DNR GYPSY MOTH IDENTIFICATION CARD (50 included, extras available free from DNR – contact them at 1-800-642-MOTH before you use the display to get a supply to distribute).
Comprehensive instructions for correctly constructing and maintaining ditches, culverts and various surface cross drains. Highlights surface cross drains such as rolling dips, earthen water bars and interceptor dips.
(Part 5 of Forest Roads and the Environment Series, complete series also available – #18828). (2002) - VHS VIDEO (16:00)
Gives woodland owners and loggers the tools to develop a forest management plan. Explains practices they should follow for optimal harvest and improved economic return. Focuses on the principles of sustainable management as related to northern hardwoods.. (1998) - DVD (16:00)
Examines problems that develop beyond the traveled way and short and long term solutions. Shows problems on areas adjacent to forest roads. Touches on gullies, cracks and slumps, roadside ditches, ditch relieve culverts, live stream culverts and brush removal. (Part 3 of Forest Roads and the Environment Series, complete series also available – #18828). (2002) - VHS VIDEO (17:00)
Focuses on understanding what the condition of a forest road is and providing insights on how to proactively avoid costly repairs by properly addressing the road in its current condition. Looks at common problems of gravel and unimproved roads, including rutting, washboarding, potholes, destroyed road template, cracks, flour, loss of surfacing, excessive vegetation, water bypassing the surface cross drains, damaged or filled cattleguards, damage to bridges and fords. (Part 2 of Forest Roads and the Environment Series, complete series also available – #18828). (2002) - VHS VIDEO (16:00)
Demonstrates chain saw safety and maintenance, sawing techniques, felling trees and trimming brush. (2003) - DVD (19:00)
Provides a detailed step-by-step process for smoothing and reshaping unsurfaced roads. Topics covered include crowned roads, insloped roads, outsloped roads and transition sections. Focuses on forest surface roads, but is appropriate for unsurfaced roads in other locations as well. (Part 4 of Forest Roads and the
Environment Series, complete series also available – #18828). (2002) - VHS VIDEO (18:00)
Eight-part production focusing on various aspects of woodland management. Topics covered include: 1. Reforestation and Site Conversion (11:35); 2. Fuelwood Removal (7:35); 3. The Sun and Your Trees (9:33); 4. Growing Hybrid Aspen and Larch (12:55); 5. Red Pine Management (9:49); 6. Woodland Protection (8:30); 7. Growing Hardwood Sawtimber and Veneer (8:43); 8. Woodlot Management for Wildlife (13:00). (1983) - VHS VIDEO (94:00 – total).
Five-part production focusing on various topics concerning forestry and woodlands. Topics covered include: 1. The Managed Forest Law (10:00); 2. Wasteland To Woodland (22:25); 3. Private Forests – Multiple Providers (15:35); 4. Wisconsin Tree Identification (19:40); 5. Timber Cutting For Home Use (13:01). (1987) - VHS VIDEO (81:00 – total).