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?

Flowers Already!?

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Been inspecting some of the member's apple trees that CFA grafted during April & May. One of them was loaded with flowers which is pretty unusual. Let's just hope they put on a foot or
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I’m Not Your Mother, Deer

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Last week I was doing a road walk & snuck up to a doe & 1 fawn nursing 10 yards into the woods. I took a knee & watched this rare occasion unfold. When
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Praying for Green

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Last month spent a lot of time grafting apple trees. Hopefully, this month we'll get to see some green growth from all this fruit tree match-making. One of our trees grafted 3 years ago looks
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Saving Ash Trees

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Last week John MacNaught & I treated the largest white ash I've ever seen in Delaware County (49" in diameter at breast height). As many of you know, ash is being killed by Emerald Ash
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Musclewood Tree Eats an Apple

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Been in the woods liberating some apple trees that were being overgrown by musclewood trees. One musclewood (a.k.a. ironwood, blue beech) actually "swallowed up" one of the apple tree's limbs. May the forest be with
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Apple Tree Cat-Walk

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Still grafting apple trees for CFA members. Today, I had the chance to monkey around on an extremely wide stretching apple tree. Its limbs spread so wide you could walk down it like on a
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