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!

Thank you to all those who attended the 2017 Annual Membership Meeting on October 14th!

Information regarding the meeting will be distributed to members shortly.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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!

 

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WIOX RADIO

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.

 

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Big Black Cherry

Big Black Cherry

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Found one of the largest black cherry trees I've seen yet, high up in the mountains. How many bears have climbed this tree over the years to get to its cherries? How many hunters/hikers have
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Archery Season Begins

Archery Season Begins

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Went out October 1st for the Opening Day of bow season. Saw a spike and a button-buck about 50 yards away & nothing else; that's okay. Wasn't really in the mood to harvest anything anyway.
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Holy Puff Balls

Holy Puff Balls

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I was with my girls a week or so ago & found myself walking around with them in an empty parking lot. Off to the side was a sycamore tree growing in some small
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A New Son, A New Gun

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

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

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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