Growing Healthy Forests For Generations To Come

Located in Arkville, New York, in the Catskill Mountains, the Catskill Forest Association promotes responsible stewardship of woodland habitats and their eco-systems. Our mission is to provide services and education to landowners to create healthier forests. Together, we will protect the health and well-being of the woodlands of New York’s Catskill Mountain region.

Our offerings include: classes, chainsaw lessons & training, property evaluations, land management advice and goal setting, guided hikes, tree identification and much more!


Connecting People to the Woodlands

We host many events for members, area landowners, and the general public interested in learning more about our great natural resources, including our mountains, forests, and watersheds. Events include hikes, walks, chainsaw lessons, flora and fauna identification, & more. Please join us!




From the Forest: Weekly Broadcast

We host “From the Forest,” a weekly radio show on WIOX, our local radio station in Roxbury, NY. Listen in with Ryan Trapani, John MacNaught, and other guest speakers, while they discuss trees, logging, wood, maple syrup, nuts and berries and the pressing issues central to our forests.



What’s New?

Aerial Photography in Fall from a Drone

DRONE! – Aerial Photography

What's Going on the Forest? Fall! The fall colors are just that much more stunning 400 feet above a mountain in the Catskills. We can use our Drone to aid in your property aerial photography, property mapping, or just have
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Hen of the Woods Mushroom

Mushrooms! – Hen of the Woods

Hen of the Woods Mushroom (aka Maitake) is popular this time of year. It grows in clusters around dying oak trees. Keep your eyes peeled though! it blends into the fall leaves! For more information on mushrooms, join us on
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Fall Foliage – One of the Best in Years

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? This might be one of the best fall foliage seasons I have seen. When I crossed over into Narrow Notch & into South Kortright, Delaware County, the sugar maples still had all their golden leaves
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Autumn Olive – Friend or Foe?

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? You may disagree, but I think this shrub is great for wildlife & humans alike despite its immigrant-status. Autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) has been handed a scarlet letter labeling it as “invasive.” However, its fruit
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Lousy Looking Apple Trees

Apple trees - in many areas of the Catskills - aren't looking so good this year. First, the apple crop was awesome last year & wild apple trees tend to "go biennial" with fruit production. Second, the Hudson Valley Lab
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Cover, Wildlife Habitat Management

Cover is Key

Have you ever walked through a Catskill Forest and been able to see hundreds of yards in a single direction? It's a great sight, but signifies a completely unhealthy forest. Where is the cover for wildlife to live in? Cover
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