We regret current conditions are still not favorable for holding an event like the Forest Festival.  For the health and safety of all participants, we are canceling the 2021 Catskill Forest Festival.  We hope to see all of you in July of 2022.

- Catskill Forest Association Board of Directors

CATSKILL FOREST ASSOCIATION WELCOMES ITS 1000TH MEMBER

CFA REACHES MEMBERSHIP MILESTONE

Arkville, NY, March 30th, 2021 — The Catskill Forest Association, Inc. (CFA), welcomed its 1000th member Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Andrew Zimmerman, Denver NY, has recently moved back to the Catskills and plans to use CFA’s programs and knowledge to learn more about his forest and how to care for it.

CFA is a membership-based non-profit organization that provides forestry education and services to private Catskill landowners. CFA is currently caring for over 79,000 acres worth of private properties across Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties. The organization has seen an over 140% growth in membership since 2016. The variety of programs and services, like the Portable Sawmill and Forest Consultations, make the organization useful to new and existing landowners. As programs are added and changed more landowners wish to take advantage of them, like Mr. Zimmerman. CFA hopes to be a resource for helping all landowners become more than just owners of woodlands, but good stewards as well.

“Serving our members and serving them well, is always our top priority,” stated Dorothy Monforte, CFA’s Marketing and Outreach Manager. “Every change or adjustment we make to our programs is done with our members in mind.” With the large push to get back to the great outdoors, CFA extends a helping hand to all Catskill residents in achieving their woodland goals. The organization is excited about this new milestone and looks forward toward a bright, ever-expanding, future.

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 79,000 acres worth of private properties across Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties.
Join your fellow landowners and get started with your $25 consultation.

How it Works:

Schedule a Consultation

Choose a Service

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

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

TREE CARE PROGRAM

Cabling - a cable is installed to hold two stems, in a "V-crotch" together and prolong the tree’s life

TREE PLANTING
CFA will plant up to 3 trees in prime locations on your property

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. Backyard Edibles & Medicinals Talk

    June 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Tree ID Walk with Ryan Trapani

    June 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Game Of Logging Level I

    July 10 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Chainsaw Safety, Sharpening, and Maintenance

    August 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Ginseng Woods Walk

    August 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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.

 

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