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!

What’s New?

Ryan Trapani to Explain the Growing Deer Debate

Ryan Trapani to Explain the Growing Deer Debate

The Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society (TOLHPS) moves into natural history again this month, when Ryan Trapani, Catskill Forest Association Director of Forest Services, takes on “The Growing Deer Debate,” at the Society’s upcoming program.   The event will be
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Track Records

Track Records

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? First snowfall of the year here in central Ulster County. One of my favorite things about fresh snow is the literal "track records" it leaves behind; now we know where the animals go.   May the forest
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Volcano Mulch

Volcano Mulch

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? "Volcano mulch." Been seeing quite a bit of it lately while walking around. Volcano mulch is mulch that is piled up deeply around a newly planted tree. Although this might look aesthetically pleasing, it can
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Don’t Kill Deer Daddy!

Don’t Kill Deer Daddy!

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? "Don't kill deer daddy; that's mean." How does a father respond to such a statement from his 4-year old daughter? I empathize with fathers who give up hunting to placate their children. But, I think
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Apple Tree Renovation After 2 Years of Growth

Apple Tree Renovation After 2 Years of Growth

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Before the frost set in & the apple tree's leaves turned black & fell off, I got a chance to inspect 1 apple tree graft experiment after 2 years of growth. So far so good.
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Elongate Hemlock Scale Too?!

Elongate Hemlock Scale Too?!

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I was out near White Lake, Sullivan County last week examining some hemlock trees. I think many are familiar with Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) & their devastating impact on hemlock trees. However, these trees were
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Last But Not Least, Mr. Beech

Last But Not Least, Mr. Beech

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? The maple trees have now long turned yellow and red and dropped their leaves. Last week I mentioned how oak were then reaching peak foliage. Now, it's the American beech's turn. Their foliage can be
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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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