The 2019 Catskill Forest Festival
7.27.2019 / Margaretville, NY / 10AM-4PM
www.catskillforestfestival.com

 
 

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. THE 10TH ANNUAL CATSKILL FOREST FESTIVAL

    July 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. Chainsaw Sharpening and Maintenance Workshop

    August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Ellenville Blueberry Festival

    August 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  4. Portable Sawmills and Mule Logging Demonstration

    August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Game Of Logging Level I

    August 23 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 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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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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Rainy Day Blues

Rainy Day Blues

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? More rainy day blues. Sycamores have already dropped their leaves from leaf-diseases fueled by the overly abundance of rainy days. Now, this otherwise weeping cherry tree has been diagnosed with Phomopsis, a fungus that attacks the leaf and twig…

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Sycamore Anthracnose

Sycamore Anthracnose

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? This cool, rainy spring has been great if you’re a leaf fungus. Casualties of leaf diseases can be seen by early leaf-drop and die-back upon sycamore trees. Noticeably bare sycamores can be seen while driving state route 28 or…

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Down Goes the Ash

Down Goes the Ash

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I have been watching this large ash tree across the road from CFA’s office for a few years now; It is one large ash tree. Unfortunately, strong symptoms of emerald ash borer have now revealed themselves in Arkville/Margaretville area…

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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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