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?

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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Golden Chanterelles–My Favorite

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Went for a brief walk in the woods last weekend & found some golden chanterelles. These are by far my favorite wild mushroom. Unlike some other wild mushrooms, chanterelles are normally pretty insect-free. In other
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Hawthorn to Pear

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Just got back to the office after checking on 1 experimental pear graft made in May. CFA grafted an Asian pear to a wild or "volunteer" hawthorn (thornapple) tree; so far, so good. We'll find
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Catskill Kryptonite

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? A couple of weekends ago I got a chance to go fishing with a CFA member. He caught some trout & bass and I caught mostly sunnies; that's okay. Favorite part of fishing? Just sitting
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Sprucing it Up Since 1952

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Spent some time removing a large Norway spruce tree near my parent's house. This tree was about 65 years old & probably planted around 1952 in the Town of Gardiner, Ulster County. It's pretty amazing
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Gypsy Moth Spotted

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I was away in eastern Massachusetts over the 4th of July weekend; noticed a lot of gypsy moth damage on oak trees in places. The entire canopy had been chewed away. Hopefully this remains
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