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.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Game Of Logging Level I

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

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

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

    June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Defining Forestry in the 21st Century

    June 8

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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A Tree Survivor

A Tree Survivor

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Sometimes a seemingly perfectly healthy tree can begin to die & then a perfectly damaged tree survives; This is one example I saw the other week off the side of the road. This maple tree had been damaged by…

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Beneficial Dormant Oil

Beneficial Dormant Oil

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Maple sugaring season may be underway or in fact waning down as temperature-forecasts show a warming trend in central Ulster County. However, once temps remain above freezing consistently for a couple of days marks the time to spray dormant…

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Can You Spot the Grouse?

Can You Spot the Grouse?

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I realize there are complaints about the “invasive” nature of honeysuckle in the Catskill Mountains and beyond. But, I have to admit that in a forest continually maturing which offers less and less young growth for wildlife cover, there…

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Meet Mr. Gomtaro

Meet Mr. Gomtaro

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I’ve said it before, but I’m amazed at the abundance of volunteer (wild) apple trees found throughout the Catskill Mountains. Last weekend we were near Long Eddy, Sullivan County. Before that up near Franklin, Delaware County, and coming up…

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Uncovering an Apple Tree

Uncovering an Apple Tree

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? We’re deep into the middle of the Apple Tree Pruning season. Last weekend, I was given the opportunity to restore some really old apple trees. When I walked up to them, they resembled one large “chia pet” of limbs…

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From the Forest to Meatballs

From the Forest to Meatballs

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Just got some of my “from the forest” harvest back from Quaker Creek Store in Pine Island, Orange County. This butcher shop located in the middle of the “black dirt” country has been butchering up meat since 1947 and…

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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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