Welcome to the Catskill Forest Association, Inc.
We are a membership-based, nonprofit organization that provides forestry education and services to private Catskill landowners.
We are currently caring for over 86,000 acres worth of private properties across Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties.
Join your fellow landowners and get started with your $50 consultation.
Truck Fund Campaign
We’re announcing a new campaign to raise $50,000 by year-end so that CFA can expand our reach, deliver our programs more effectively, and support our growing staff. We are asking you, our loyal members, for your support to purchase a CFA work truck! Contributions directly impact the implementation of our 10 year-round programs that promote knowledge of forest ecology, educate the public and enhance the economy of the Catskill region.
Will you help today and give any amount? A new truck will allow our staff to safely store chainsaws, pesticides, hand tools, and other tree care paraphernalia and will support our ability to retain staff. The truck will also serve as a valuable promotional tool as it will display the CFA logo and contact information. Every donation goes a long way to promote the good word of forestry and the Catskill Forest Association since it will “get around.”
How it Works:
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
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
PORTABLE SAWMILL PROGRAM:
We bring a state-of-the-art portable sawmill directly to your property and mill your logs to lumber on the spot.
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 plants
TREE CARE PROGRAM:
Cabling - a cable is installed to hold two "V-crotch" stems together to prolong the tree’s life
Structural Tree Pruning - to improve tree health and longevity
CFA will plant up to 3 trees in prime locations on your property
FOREST BIRD PROGRAM:
High-Nesting Bird Boxes for ducks, owls, etc. and/or Canopy Bird Feeders that protect against squirrels & bears
Custom property maps highlighting the property features you want to see
To schedule, call (845) 586-3054 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.