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January 2018

Restorative Apple Tree Pruning Demo

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
790 Grimm Road
East Meredith, NY 13757 United States
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$10

Many landowners have at least one apple tree that needs some attention. We will teach you how to bring back your apple tree into fruition via pruning. Members free; $10/non-members. Call CFA…

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February 2018

Fruitful Furnishings Sawmill and Gary Mead Gallery Tour

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fruitful Furnishings Sawmill, 1289 Southside Rd.
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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$10

Gary Mead owns and operates Fruitful Furnishings Sawmill along with Gary Mead Gallery in Margaretville NY. Fruitful Furnishings is a production mill while Gary Mead Gallery highlights Gary's life work…

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March 2018

Sycamore Syrup – Another Table Syrup?

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catskill Forest Association, 43469 State Highway 28
Arkville, NY 12406 United States
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$10

Last year a CFA member let us taste some Sycamore Syrup he tapped and boiled down (similar to maple syrup). It was incredible! This year we just had to try…

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April 2018

Game of Logging Level 1

April 28 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
325 Maggie Hoad Road
Delancey, NY 13752 United States
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Level I focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw…

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May 2018

CFA/NYFOA Deer Exclosure Walk

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
541 Cemetery Rd. Margaretville, NY 12455, 541 Cemetery Rd
Margaretville, NY, NY 12455 United States
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Join us at CFA’S Deer Exclosure Site to see what has grown in the forest after deer were excluded via an 8 foot fence three years ago. We installed the…

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June 2018

Improving Habitat for Forest Birds – With Audubon NY

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Catskill Interpretive Center, 5096 State Route 28
Mount Tremper, NY 12457 United States
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$10
Bird

Learn about the habitat needs of a suite of forest birds, and how we can manage forests to provide quality habitat. Management recommendations to improve habitat will be discussed and…

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Mushroom Log Inoculation Workshop w/ Catskill Fungi

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
344 Oliverea Road, Big Indian, NY 12410, 334 Oliverea Road
Big Indian, NY 12410 United States
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Learn from the experts at Catskill Fungi all about mushroom inoculation! Mycelium, or actively growing mushroom culture, is placed on a substrate — usually sterilized grains, such as rye or millet…

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Game of Logging Level 1

June 16 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Porter’s Camp, 86 Davis Hollow Road
Andes, NY 13731 United States
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Level I focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw…

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Backyard Edibles & Medicinals

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
355 Hill Road, Margaretville, NY, 355 Hill Road
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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$10

Learn to ID a few plants in your backyard for edibility & medicinal use with Amy Metnick. Members free; $10/non-members. Call CFA to Pre-Register (845) 586-3054.

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July 2018

Forest History and Tree ID

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Margaretville Pavillion, Behind Freshtown Supermarket
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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$10

We will take a walk to both Identify Trees as well as figure out why that tree might be growing there using a little forest forensics. Learn about how past…

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Catskill Forest Festival 2018

July 28
Margaretville Pavillion, Behind Freshtown Supermarket
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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Annual Celebration of the Catskill Mountain Forest. Live demonstrations, forest-based vendors, crafts, education, activities, food & more.

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August 2018

Ginseng Walk

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rider Hollow Trailhead, Rider Hollow Road
Arkville, NY 12406 United States
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$20

Learn about where ginseng grows 1st hand & how it can be preserved. BE PREPARED TO HIKE OFF-TRAIL & UP-HILL. Members free; $20/non-members. Call CFA to Pre-Register (845) 586-3054

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Wild Mushroom Woods Walk w/ Catskill Fungi

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rider Hollow Trailhead, Rider Hollow Road
Arkville, NY 12406 United States
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$15

“There are old mushroom hunters & there are bold mushroom hunters, but not old & bold mushroom hunters.” John Michelotti – from Catskill Fungi – will help you identify a…

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September 2018

Game of Logging Level 1

September 8 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
541 Cemetery Road
Margaretville, NY 12455 United States
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Level I focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw…

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Game of Logging Level 2

September 15 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
325 Maggie Hoag Rd., 325 Maggie Hoag Rd.
Delancey, NY 13752 United States
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Game of Logging Level 2 focuses on maximizing chainsaw performance through basic maintenance, carburetor setting, and filing techniques. Limbing and bucking techniques are introduced, spring pole cutting is covered and…

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October 2018

2018 Annual Membership Meeting

October 13

Calling all members - Join us for our Annual Membership Meeting on October 13th, 2018. Information and details to follow.

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November 2018

Catskill Wildlife at Scribner Lodge

November 10

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December 2018

Wreath Making with CFA’s Board President, Mike Porter

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CFA OFFICE, 43469 State Highway 28
Arkville, NY 12406
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Deer Processing Workshop

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2966 Dry Brook Road
Arkville, NY 12406 United States
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$10

So you got a deer... Now what? Sending a deer away to be processed might cost you over $100. Why not learn how to do it yourself? We will be…

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