9TH ANNUAL CATSKILL FOREST FESTIVAL
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July 28th, 10AM-4PM
Margaretville Pavilion
Margaretville, NY 12406

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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, by teaching our members environmentally sound forestry practices and providing economically feasible forestry-related services.
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Questions? Call / email:

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

Upcoming Events

  1. 9th Annual Catskill Forest Festival 2018

    July 28
  2. Ginseng Walk

    August 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Wild Mushroom Woods Walk w/ Catskill Fungi

    August 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. The Winter Life of the Monarch Butterfly

    September 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Game of Logging Level 1

    September 8 @ 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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Welcome Mulberry to Delaware County

Welcome Mulberry to Delaware County

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
After 8 years, I’m proud to present mulberry to the East Branch Delaware. I hope it remains for decades to come. Back in 2010, I planted 2 ‘Northrop’ red mulberry trees near Margaretville. These trees were grown initially in St. Lawrence

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Leaf Drops Keep Falling On My Head

Leaf Drops Keep Falling On My Head

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
Recently I went away to the North Shore of Massachusetts. I heard a familiar sound I haven’t heard in about 10 years; The sound of raindrops in the forest on a sunny day. Obviously no rain, but instead falling leaf particles

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Snake!

Snake!

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
I was burning a large brush-pile over the weekend & witnessed something bizarre. As I was raking the un-burned brush towards the interior where the flames were, I noticed a garter snake. Instead of slithering away from me into the

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Hungry Little Birds

Hungry Little Birds

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
Installed a Canopy Bird Feeder on my own property near the driveway. For CFA, we put these up for members high up in a tree and attached to a far outstretching branch to make it harder for bears & squirrels

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Tree Transformation

Tree Transformation

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
The Apple Tree Grafting season is fast approaching its end. We might get an extra 2 weeks into May with the extended winter back in April. Had the chance to prune one apple tree earlier this winter & then return to

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Foliage Comparison

Foliage Comparison

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
Found some photos from last year during this time. We grafted a member’s apple trees on almost the same day in May of 2017. Note the difference in “green” & the flowering apple tree from last year & the lack

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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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