The 2019 Catskill Forest Festival
7.27.2019 / Margaretville, NY / 10AM-4PM
www.catskillforestfestival.com

 
 

Welcome to the Catskill Forest Association

The Catskill Forest Association is a nonprofit organization that provides impartial & confidential forest management advice to private Catskill landowners. We promote responsible stewardship of woodland habitats and their ecosystems through education and by providing economically feasible forestry-related services.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Forest Management for Small Acreages

    June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Defining Forestry in the 21st Century

    June 8
  3. Shiitake Mushroom Inoculation Workshop

    June 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Backyard Edibles and Medicinals

    June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Game Of Logging Level I

    June 29 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

What’s Going On In The Forest?

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 held on Monday, November 6…

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Red Efts & Morels

Red Efts & Morels

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Well, it’s pretty rainy & wet out in the woods these days. Hopefully not a repeat of last year’s growing season. I guess the one good thing lots of rain is good for is mushrooms & red efts. My…

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Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I’m hoping that this year’s flowers on our grafted apple tree in front of the office actually produce this year; We’ll see. This tree was grafted about 6 years ago, and first bore flowers last year, which died soon…

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Full-Swing into Grafting Season

Full-Swing into Grafting Season

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? We’re full-swing into the APPLE TREE GRAFTING season here @ CFA. Kind of excited about this one tree near Margaretville; Put 4 different varieties upon it, making 5 if you count the original tree. Now, I’m just hoping for…

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Serviceberry Flowers Have Arrived

Serviceberry Flowers Have Arrived

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? One of my favorite spring flowers just made its arrival here yesterday in Ulster County–Serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.). Serviceberry is also known as shadbush, shadblow, bilberry, and Juneberry. It’s a kind of non-descript little gray tree that goes unnoticed until…

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2019 Apple Tree Grafting Season Begins

2019 Apple Tree Grafting Season Begins

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? The Apple Tree Grafting season has now begun. Although the first day out brought snow in Ulster & Sullivan Counties, the weather quickly warmed up. The best time to graft is when the bark begins to slip or becomes…

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Tree Peculiarities

Tree Peculiarities

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Every tree is a little different and you never know what peculiarities one might find. While pruning some apple trees today, I came across this funky ash tree; If you look closely, it’s not actually touching the ground! This…

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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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