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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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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Korean dogwood!

Korean dogwood!

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? There’s a tree I first became aware of when my first daughter was born in 2013–Korean dogwood (Cornus kousa). I noticed it outside the hospital in Rhinebeck growing vigorously beside the building; It was loaded with fruit. I didn’t…

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Old Growth Hemlock

Old Growth Hemlock

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again; There is nothing like a hemlock stand. On my short overnight trip, I ran into one of the oldest growth hemlock forests I’ve seen in the Catskills. Some of these…

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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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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. Catskill Wildlife at Scribner Lodge

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

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

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