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 87,000 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:

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


One-hour property visits by staff to help you learn about what your property holds

Pruning helps keep apple trees healthy and improves quality and quantity of yields

A horticultural technique to help bring old, neglected trees back to fruition

We bring a state-of-the-art portable sawmill directly to your property and mill your logs to lumber on the spot.

Forestry practices to help improve your woodlot for wildlife

Care for trees against invasive insects, and care for forests against invasive plants

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

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

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. Apple Tree Pruning Demonstration

    February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Backyard Sugaring

    March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Apple Tree Grafting Demonstration

    April 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Chainsaw Sharpening & Maintenance

    May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Forested Stream Buffer Walk + Tree Planting

    May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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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Summer Sap in January

Summer Sap in January

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Last week I posted how the 2020 maple sugaring season had begun in central Ulster County (for me). Well, the first few days were giving that old "sap snow." Sap snow is when it's snowing, temperatures are in the...
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2020 Maple Season Begins

2020 Maple Season Begins

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Well, I tapped my trees on Monday, January 6th. Later that night, they ran over 1 gallon per tap at about 2.6% sugar content or 32 gallons of sap to 1 gallon of syrup. I realize it's awfully early,...
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Bring on the Bats

Bring on the Bats

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Looks like Santa delivered on a special request for a bat box. After reading a little bit about bats, I figured they might be good for my orchard. Apparently one little brown bat can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes...
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Christmas Trees again at the Bell’s

Christmas Trees again at the Bell’s

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Well another Christmas is upon us and that brought the girls & "Tan the Man" out to get another Christmas tree at Bell's Christmas Tree Farm in Accord, Ulster County off Mettacahonts Road. The Bells are great people, hardworking,...
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Mystery Deer

Mystery Deer

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Been away for the weekend at my in-laws in Rockport, MA near Gloucester. Rockport & Gloucester sit on an island called Cape Anne or the North Shore. Every time I'm there I occupy most of my time walking about...
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Unfullfilled Hemlocks

Unfullfilled Hemlocks

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I was over near Peekamoose Mountain driving around & had to snap this photo. It's hard to tell, but the hemlock are getting their butts kicked over there as well as many portions of Ulster and Sullivan Counties. Many...
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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.