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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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2019 CFA Events

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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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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2019 Maple Season Begins

2019 Maple Season Begins

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Monday, February 4th marked the opening of the 2019 maple season in Samsonville, Ulster County; Nearly 1 week later than last year’s start. Last week’s cold temperatures make it seem unbelievable, but the forecast is showing milder weather and…

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Spotted Lanternfly… Are you Kidding Me!

Spotted Lanternfly… Are you Kidding Me!

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Stuck in meetings for two days in Suffern, Rockland County for the New York State Arborists Winter Conference. Two of the meetings spoke about the looming threat–now in PA–from spotted lantern fly. This pretty insect sucks the sap right…

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Prune Now…

Prune Now…

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? The Apple Tree Pruning season is well underway & so is winter. Ice, snow, & wind are coming & with that comes tree damage. Pruning trees not only helps reallocate sunlight onto the healthiest branches, but also can improve…

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Hungry for Apple Buds

Hungry for Apple Buds

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Are deer hungry? They sure are. John & I finished pruning these 2 apple trees and moved to the other side of the yard when 3 deer popped out and began browsing the fresh apple buds. They must have…

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Meet One Fine Looking Husky

Meet One Fine Looking Husky

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? And the award goes to–The Husqvarna 562 XP chainsaw with a 20″ bar. I’ve heard some mixed reviews in its durability department, but this is the most comfortable and ergonomic chainsaw I’ve ever used. It’s also priced modestly and the…

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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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