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?


WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST I'm noticing quite a bit of flowers these days. Some pear trees are in full bloom down in central Ulster County. The apples are showing some pink swelling, maybe an indication of some good future
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“A Snow Cone For Deer”

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST Been away in Massachusetts with my wife's side of the family. On my way over the Berkshires I noticed in one section on the Mass Pike a bunch of American yew (a.k.a. ground hemlock, Canada
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Sawlogs to Firewood

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST Oh how I wish logs weren't so heavy and they could float to the nearest mill for sawing. I watched a beautiful 20 inch, 16 foot red oak log be cut up into firewood lengths
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The Grafting Season Begins

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST Been grafting apple trees here & there. It’s a weird thing. I’m like a match-maker for apple trees. Taking scionwood from forgotten varieties planted in Sullivan County by God-knows-who & trying to connect them with
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Firewood–“A Way of Life”

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST My part-time job is in "Firewood Procurement, Usage, & Maintenance". Of course I'm kidding, but every person who burns wood knows that it's a way of life & not just a fuel source. Right now
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Hazardous Trees

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Not exactly in the forest, but some trees near people’s homes came down. Last week we had 60mph+ winds mixed in with heavy snow-loads that tipped some trees over. I don’t think the snow on
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