Welcome to the Catskill Forest Association, Inc.
We are a membership-based, nonprofit organization that provides forestry education and services to private Catskill landowners.
We are currently caring for over 86,000 acres worth of private properties across Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties.
Join your fellow landowners and get started with your $50 consultation.
Catskill Woodsman Education Series – All things Apples – 4.14-16!
Do you want to learn hands-on technical conservation skills for useful purposes here in the Catskill Mountains? CFA has designed a seasonal 3-day long, in-person training module series to improve your skills for Catskill Mountain Forest Living.
This is a multi-day, MEMBERS ONLY, course to provide Catskill Regional Landowners with a basic understanding, accompanied by hands-on experience and skills to manage the forests, fruits, and wildlife of the Catskill Region at a landowner scale. We are focused to pass hands-on skills and basic concepts of forest management, wildlife management, and backyard forest-based food production to you, the active participant.
The Spring 2023 course will focus on every aspect of apple tree production and maintenance, as well as tree planting. We will also include Chainsaw Sharpening and Maintenance, and Game of Logging Level 1, as most topics discussed will involve the use of a chainsaw and tree felling in some form.
How it Works:
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
One-hour property visits by staff to help you learn about what your property holds
APPLE TREE PRUNING:
Pruning helps keep apple trees healthy and improves quality and quantity of yields
APPLE TREE GRAFTING:
A horticultural technique to help bring old, neglected trees back to fruition
PORTABLE SAWMILL PROGRAM:
We bring a state-of-the-art portable sawmill directly to your property and mill your logs to lumber on the spot.
WILDLIFE HABITAT MANAGEMENT:
Forestry practices to help improve your woodlot for wildlife
INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT:
Care for trees against invasive insects, and care for forests against plants
TREE CARE PROGRAM:
Cabling - a cable is installed to hold two "V-crotch" stems together to prolong the tree’s life
Structural Tree Pruning - to improve tree health and longevity
CFA will plant up to 3 trees in prime locations on your property
FOREST BIRD PROGRAM:
High-Nesting Bird Boxes for ducks, owls, etc. and/or Canopy Bird Feeders that protect against squirrels & bears
Custom property maps highlighting the property features you want to see
To schedule, call (845) 586-3054 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.