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.

How It Works

Upcoming Events

  1. Restorative Apple Tree Pruning Demonstration

    February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Game Of Logging Level I

    May 11 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Forested Stream Buffer Walk

    May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Greene Lumber Co. Sawmill Tour

    May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Forest Management for Small Acreages

    June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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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Prune Now…

Prune Now…

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? The Apple Tree Pruning season is well underway & so is winter. Ice, snow, & wind are coming & with that comes tree damage. Pruning trees not only helps reallocate sunlight onto the healthiest branches, but also can improve…

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Hungry for Apple Buds

Hungry for Apple Buds

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Are deer hungry? They sure are. John & I finished pruning these 2 apple trees and moved to the other side of the yard when 3 deer popped out and began browsing the fresh apple buds. They must have…

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Meet One Fine Looking Husky

Meet One Fine Looking Husky

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? And the award goes to–The Husqvarna 562 XP chainsaw with a 20″ bar. I’ve heard some mixed reviews in its durability department, but this is the most comfortable and ergonomic chainsaw I’ve ever used. It’s also priced modestly and the…

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When Will the Sap Run?

When Will the Sap Run?

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Well, it’s about 50 degrees outside in central Ulster County and I’m betting this sugar maple is thinking about running on this New Year’s Day.  Last year, I tapped early in January, and probably could make syrup this first…

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Christmas Tree Time Again

Christmas Tree Time Again

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Christmas tree time; Picked my balsam fir up at Bell’s Christmas Tree Farm near Accord, Ulster County. The Bell Family spends all year growing them, and on the day of your cutting, will shake it free of debris &…

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Deer Cutting Tips

Deer Cutting Tips

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Learned a great tip @ last year’s Deer Processing Demonstration from Jake Rosa that I used this year while cutting up my deer. After skinning the deer, take a small blow torch & lightly burn away all the hair…

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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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