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, by teaching our members environmentally sound forestry practices and providing economically feasible forestry-related services.
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Upcoming Events

  1. Game of Logging Level 1

    April 28 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  2. CFA/NYFOA Deer Exclosure Walk

    May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Game of Logging – Level I

    June 2 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Improving Habitat for Forest Birds – With Audubon NY

    June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Tree Listening

    June 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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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Spring Bud Burst

Spring Bud Burst

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
Spring? “Is it coming you ask?” The trees seem anxious to begin. A little rise in temperatures over the weekend surged bud break. My pears and a few apples began bursting. Red maples are popping over many parts of

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Downed Apple Trees

Downed Apple Trees

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
The Apple Tree Pruning season is over for us at CFA, but don’t forget about next year. There were a few trees this year that we saw quite a bit of uprooting or branch-failure due to heavy snow and

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Gotta Wear Shades

Gotta Wear Shades

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
I’m glad the snow is receding & this time it’s not because of the more obvious reasons like plowing, shoveling, salting, etc. Snow blindness or medically speaking photokeratitis is a temporary loss of vision due to overexposure to the sun’s

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Flying Squirrels

Flying Squirrels

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
Just yesterday I was cutting a dead leader out of a large sugar maple tree hanging over someone’s house & out came 8 flying squirrels, one after the other. They scurried up the leader & then flew literally 30

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Maple, Wine?

Maple, Wine?

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
Well, I always wondered if there is more that can be made with maple sap. I’ll get back to you in a month or 2 and report on how this maple wine turns out. Anything with sugar can be fermented.

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Hidden Apple Trees

Hidden Apple Trees

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
Somewhere hidden inside that overgrown tree is a decent apple tree. Been pruning a lot of these overgrown & neglected apple trees lately. I guess after years of free-loading apples from the side of the road, it’s time to give

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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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