And the award goes to–The Husqvarna 562 XP chainsaw with a 20″ bar. I’ve heard some mixed reviews in its durability department, but this is the most comfortable and ergonomic chainsaw I’ve ever used. It’s also priced modestly and the weight to power is just right. It’s also light enough that it can be brought up into a tree for cutting aloft as well. Its slim profile makes it sleek looking and also easy to maneuver. Okay, I’m in love. I got this chainsaw as a Christmas present 2 years ago; Still the best present Ole Santy Claus ever brought. That’s what happens when you repeat “Husky 562 XP chainsaw with a 20″ bar” over & over again so your wife memorizes it & knows what to get.


May the forest be with you,


Ryan Trapani

Director of Forest Services

Catskill Forest Association