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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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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Deer Cutting Tips

Deer Cutting Tips

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Learned a great tip @ last year’s Deer Processing Demonstration from Jake Rosa that I used this year while cutting up my deer. After skinning the deer, take a small blow torch & lightly burn away all the hair…

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Winter Comes to the Catskills

Winter Comes to the Catskills

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Winter seems to have come early to the Catskills this year. Took a walk up to Balsam Lake Mountain fire tower a couple of weeks ago and winter has definitely set in there. The tops of mountains seem to have…

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So Many Bear Tracks

So Many Bear Tracks

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? This season I got a chance to hunt the Shawangunk Ridge. I have never seen so much bear sign in my life. I must have crossed (no exaggeration) about a dozen bear tracks. Seemed like more bear than deer!…

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Green Leaves in the Snow

Green Leaves in the Snow

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? This one apple tree in Arkville, Delaware County miraculously is holding onto its leaves & some are even still green as of Tuesday, November 20th. Despite summer’s abundant rainfall & fungi stampede, fall’s wet, windy weather, and winter’s early…

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Beech Foliage

Beech Foliage

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Fall foliage was sort of “sub-par” this year. Can’t really complain. The last 2 years have been awesome. Normally, I don’t notice American beech for its fall foliage, but this year beech seemed better than normal. Instead of a…

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Bradford Pear Falls to the Wind

Bradford Pear Falls to the Wind

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Some strong winds hit central Ulster County over the weekend and sought out those “weak unions” resulting in torn branches and stem-failures. One tree in particular seems to always have problems–‘Bradford’ pear. Bradford pear was planted abundantly as an…

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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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