Welcome to the Catskill Forest Association, Inc.

We are a membership-based, nonprofit organization that provides forestry education and services to private Catskill landowners.
Now caring for over 82,000 acres worth of private properties across Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties.
Join your fellow landowners and get started on your property goals today!

How It Works:

1) Become a Member >
2) Schedule Your Consultation
3) Choose a Service
4) Achieve Property Goals

PROGRAMS & SERVICES


$25 CONSULTATIONS:
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

TIMBER MANAGEMENT:
Guidance from the first timber value assessment through to point of sale

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 invasive plants

TRAIL CAMERAS:
Ever wonder what wildlife is around when you're not?

FOREST BIRD PROGRAM:
High-Nesting Bird Boxes for ducks, owls, etc. and/or Canopy Bird Feeders that protect against squirrels & bears

PROPERTY MAPPING:
Custom property maps highlighting the property features you want to see


To schedule, call (845) 586-3054 or email cfa@catskillforest.org

Upcoming Events

  1. Mushroom Woods Walk with Catskill Fungi

    September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. 2019 Annual Membership Meeting

    October 12 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Deer Processing Demonstration

    December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Wreath-Making Workshop

    December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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Plant a PawPaw

Plant a PawPaw

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? If you’re not familiar with this tree, you might want to; It’s pawpaw. They make large banana custard-like fruit. What’s just as good is that deer don’t seem to browse the foliage for some reason. The pawpaws I see…

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Watch Out!

Watch Out!

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Sometimes I get called in to a member’s property to assess whether a tree is hazardous to property and people. This one I saw near Woodridge, Sullivan County & had to turn around and snap a photo. I’d say…

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The Lazarus Apple

The Lazarus Apple

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I am constantly amazed at how difficult it can be to plant and establish a young apple tree and yet, once established, how tough these trees can be. I snapped a photo of this apple that just refused to…

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Winter’s Brown Replaces Summer’s Red

Winter’s Brown Replaces Summer’s Red

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? It’s that time of year already. Summer is closing and some signs are more obvious than others. Take this doe I snapped a picture of last week near Smallwood, Sullivan County. She refused to move and continued to chew…

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Metta Mae & the Pear Tree

Metta Mae & the Pear Tree

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? The pear tree & my daughter–Metta Mae–keep on growing. Both were brought to our home at about the same time in 2013, so it’s fun to watch each grow. May the forest be with you,   Ryan Trapani Director…

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Tree-Climbing Groundhogs

Tree-Climbing Groundhogs

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? So, I arrive the other day at a member’s property near the Pepacton Reservoir to assess an apple tree. After looking up at it, I tell him there’s a porcupine in it right now. As I’m pointing at the…

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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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