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 82,000 acres worth of private properties across Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties.
Join your fellow landowners and get started on your property goals today!

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. Game Of Logging Level I

    August 23 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Game Of Logging Level II

    August 24 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Ginseng Cultivation Workshop

    September 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Mushroom Woods Walk with Catskill Fungi

    September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. 2019 Annual Membership Meeting

    October 12 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 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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Metta Mae & the Pear Tree

Metta Mae & the Pear Tree

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? The pear tree & my daughter–Metta Mae–keep on growing. Both were brought to our home at about the same time in 2013, so it’s fun to watch each grow. May the forest be with you,   Ryan Trapani Director…

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Tree-Climbing Groundhogs

Tree-Climbing Groundhogs

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? So, I arrive the other day at a member’s property near the Pepacton Reservoir to assess an apple tree. After looking up at it, I tell him there’s a porcupine in it right now. As I’m pointing at the…

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Sweetfern on my Mind

Sweetfern on my Mind

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I have one really sandy, dry spot in my yard where nothing seems to grow well and the deer can munch away just about anything too. This place is also pretty close to the house and therefore doesn’t lend…

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Kids in the Woods

Kids in the Woods

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Earlier this July I got a chance to revisit a section of woods I haven’t really seen in 27 years. I can say they don’t seem as big as they once did, mainly because I’ve grown up some since…

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Playground Hazards

Playground Hazards

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? On my way home the other day from Sullivan County, I saw this catastrophic tree-failure over a playground. The tree split where a tight-crotch or included bark had created a weak union. If this tree were in the woods,…

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Habitat Beneath the Lines

Habitat Beneath the Lines

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I remember going hunting with my friend in High School; He was showing me around and it seemed we ended up beneath powerlines quite a bit in pursuit of either turkeys or deer. I asked him back then, “Why…

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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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