The graduation thesis presents the results of a survey that was carried out between the owners of forests in Local unit Kostanjevica na Krki in the period of December 2009 and March 2010. There were 68 owners questioned. The representation of individual chainsaw brands was established as well as age of chainsaws in use, the interest of owners for work in the forest and application of biodegradable oils for lubricating the chainsawćs chain. Having processed the collected data we found out that more than 80 % of the owners perform the work in the forest by themselves. They mostly take up to 30m3 of wood from the forests. This quantity is relatively small since it is linked to the small size of the properties. In general these properties are smaller than 5 ha (60 % of all the properties). In the surveyed area the two most frequently used chainsaw brands are Husqvarna (70 %) and Stihl (16 %). The average age of chainsaws is not high having more than 40 % of them younger than 4 years. Furthermore, it was found out that a lot of owners of small properties (16,8 %) are not acquainted with biodegradable oils.