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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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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Beech Foliage

Beech Foliage

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Fall foliage was sort of “sub-par” this year. Can’t really complain. The last 2 years have been awesome. Normally, I don’t notice American beech for its fall foliage, but this year beech seemed better than normal. Instead of a…

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Bradford Pear Falls to the Wind

Bradford Pear Falls to the Wind

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Some strong winds hit central Ulster County over the weekend and sought out those “weak unions” resulting in torn branches and stem-failures. One tree in particular seems to always have problems–‘Bradford’ pear. Bradford pear was planted abundantly as an…

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Burning Bush

Burning Bush

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Over the last 2 days, I’ve been cutting trees over in Pawling, Dutchess County for a study led by SUNY ESF for improving habitat for New England cotton-tails. Burning bush is an exotic shrub that has become common in…

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One Exceptional Red Maple

One Exceptional Red Maple

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I have showed this red maple tree’s foliage in previous posts. The tree sits in front of my house; It’s foliage is one of the best I know of, despite this year being terrible for red maple in general….

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Pawpaw, Finally

Pawpaw, Finally

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Well, it finally happened; I got to taste my first pawpaw fruit. One of our members let me try a pawpaw from one of their trees near West Shokan. I gotta say, this a great fruit. It really does…

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Fall Foliage & Sugar Maple

Fall Foliage & Sugar Maple

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Fall foliage is spotty this year. Some sugar maples look pretty good and have that bright golden color. However, it seems only the youngest and healthiest trees are showing nice foliage. Most sugar maples I’m seeing so far are…

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

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

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