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

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

TIMBER MANAGEMENT:
Guidance from the first timber value assessment through to point of sale

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 invasive plants

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. Apple Tree Grafting Demonstration

    April 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

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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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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The Hunter’s Steak

The Hunter’s Steak

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Last night I got to eat some "hunter's steak." Hunter's steak is the inner-loin or tenderloin portion of a deer; It's one of the most tender cuts. I assume it would be the same as "beef tenderloin" on a...
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Bear Rising

Bear Rising

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I often use the analogy of "hunter generations" to show changes in habitat and forest regrowth. For instance, my grandfather didn't hunt since back in his day most people were farmers and the land was completely cleared for pasture...
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Fall Sugaring? No, But You Could

Fall Sugaring? No, But You Could

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Looking at the weather forecast in central Ulster County and the high & low temps are looking like great maple sugaring weather (if it was February or March). The problem is that it's November! Some people--believe it or not--haven't...
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Don’t Underestimate Sassafras

Don’t Underestimate Sassafras

WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Fall foliage is pretty much done in central Ulster County barring some oak trees. A couple of weeks ago I snapped this photo of a sassafras tree. Normally they seem to turn a brilliant gold, showing up any sugar...
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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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