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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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Syrup Per Sapwood

Syrup Per Sapwood

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? My sapwood pile has noticeably shrunk with all this maple sap boiling, which makes me wonder how much wood my little evaporator eats to spit out some maple syrup. Well, so far it's roughly 1/2
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Welcome to Late Winter

Welcome to Late Winter

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Welcome to late winter. Late winter is that time of year when it seems like we get more snow; perhaps it's the mixing of warm/cold fronts that brings in more precipitation? I'm not sure. I
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HWA in Arkville

HWA in Arkville

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Went for a walk yesterday near Dry Brook in Arkville & lo & behold I reached for a hemlock branch on the side of the road & found something disturbing. Unfortunately, it was infected by
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Strong Unions in Kingston

Strong Unions in Kingston

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Not necessarily "in the forest" but kind of. Went for a walk while my truck was getting fixed in Kingston yesterday. Always see some really interesting trees there. I saw one beautiful white oak with
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Tapping Sycamore

Tapping Sycamore

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Tapped a sycamore tree last week; that's right, a sycamore. It ran about a gallon or so. Tested its sugar content & it was a whopping 0.5%; that means it takes about 171 gallons of
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Gathering Apple Scionwood (Cuttings)

Gathering Apple Scionwood (Cuttings)

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Just beginning to collect scionwood (apple cuttings) for CFA's upcoming Apple Tree Grafting Program. Been down @ Schoonmaker's Farm in Accord, Ulster County; these are some hard-working people generous enough to let me take some
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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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