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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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(845) 586-3054 | cfa@catskillforest.org

 

 

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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Fall Comes Early to Apple Trees

Fall Comes Early to Apple Trees

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Abundant and consistent rainfall has been wreacking havoc with apple trees. Leaf fungi spores “run wild” and spread prolifically under moist conditions. Frog-eye leaf-spot (Botryosphaeria obtusa) has been seen on several members’ apple trees already leading to early leaf-drop….

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Bear Pruning

Bear Pruning

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Went for a hike the other day back in the woods and stumbled upon some white oak branches on the forest floor. Branches had been cut from above by a hungry black bear that was after the acorns. Once…

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Big Old Oak

Big Old Oak

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Went for a walk last week up Peekamoose Mountain & amongst the sea of northern hardwoods (maple, beech, ash, hemlock), I saw this huge red oak tree growing in the state wilderness area. This oak must date back to…

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Pit & Mound

Pit & Mound

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Went for a hike last week near Peekamoose Mountain & saw great examples of “pit & mound” topography in the making. Maybe you’ve noticed before that some areas in the woods display a pit & mound topography; It almost…

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Stormy Sullivan County

Stormy Sullivan County

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Tree failure in Sullivan County! Last May, parts of Sullivan County–especially near Forestburgh–experienced some significant wind damage. In most instances, white pine trees “failed”, split apart or uprooted onto peoples’ homes or wiped out acres of white pine stands….

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Hail Damage

Hail Damage

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Last week, I was between Callicoon Center & Roscoe, Sullivan County & noticed the remnants of a massive (isolated) hail storm that occurred back in June. Leaves had been completely shredded and lots of insurance claims from property damage…

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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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Upcoming Events

  1. 2018 Annual Membership Meeting

    October 13
  2. The Art & Craft of Catskill Leather Making

    October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. Catskill Wildlife at Scribner Lodge

    November 10
  4. Wreath Making with CFA’s Board President, Mike Porter

    December 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Deer Processing Workshop

    December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm