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!

2017 Annual Membership Meeting is October 14th!


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?

A New Son, A New Gun

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Got a new son, got a new gun; both arrived within days of each other at about 7 pounds a piece & I couldn't be happier about it. Maybe one day, Tanner Trapani will take
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The Little Red Fall Fruit

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Took my 4-year old daughter--Metta Mae--for a walk last night. Found some autumnberries (Elaeagnus umbellata). I said, "They might be a little bitter right now & need more time to ripen." Metta says, "I
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Getting Ready for Fall Foliage

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Yesterday, I noticed my favorite red maple began shedding its green for fall's reds. If you saw this red maple in front of my house, you would wonder why it's not firewood; it's a
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Finally, A Mulberry in the Catskills

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Just checked out 2 mulberry trees I planted near Margaretville 7 or so years ago; finally seeing some fruit & perhaps the only 2 young mulberry trees around. I have seen older ones up Dry
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Eclipse in the Forest

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Just so happened that I was in a tree while the eclipse occurred yesterday. Just as one newsman had claimed, there wasn't really a drastic difference in light conditions, but more in animal activity.
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Spores, Spores, Go Away

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Frequent rain makes the phone ring here at the office. Apples have been slated for a bumper year. However, with all this rain, many (not all) apple trees are experiencing leaf & fruit fungal issues
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