9TH ANNUAL CATSKILL FOREST FESTIVAL
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July 28th, 10AM-4PM
Margaretville Pavilion
Margaretville, NY 12406

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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, by teaching our members environmentally sound forestry practices and providing economically feasible forestry-related services.
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Upcoming Events

  1. Game of Logging – Level I

    June 2 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Improving Habitat for Forest Birds – With Audubon NY

    June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Tree Listening

    June 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  4. Mushroom Log Inoculation Workshop w/ Catskill Fungi

    June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Game of Logging Level 1

    June 16 @ 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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Tree Transformation

Tree Transformation

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
The Apple Tree Grafting season is fast approaching its end. We might get an extra 2 weeks into May with the extended winter back in April. Had the chance to prune one apple tree earlier this winter & then return to

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Foliage Comparison

Foliage Comparison

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
Found some photos from last year during this time. We grafted a member’s apple trees on almost the same day in May of 2017. Note the difference in “green” & the flowering apple tree from last year & the lack

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Pear Propagation

Pear Propagation

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
I was lucky enough to visit a member’s bradford pear tree a few days ago that was grafted with an ‘Asian Pear’ scionwood or cutting. These pears seem to grow faster than anything else so far. We had to put

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Spring Bud Burst

Spring Bud Burst

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
Spring? “Is it coming you ask?” The trees seem anxious to begin. A little rise in temperatures over the weekend surged bud break. My pears and a few apples began bursting. Red maples are popping over many parts of

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Downed Apple Trees

Downed Apple Trees

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
The Apple Tree Pruning season is over for us at CFA, but don’t forget about next year. There were a few trees this year that we saw quite a bit of uprooting or branch-failure due to heavy snow and

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Gotta Wear Shades

Gotta Wear Shades

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
I’m glad the snow is receding & this time it’s not because of the more obvious reasons like plowing, shoveling, salting, etc. Snow blindness or medically speaking photokeratitis is a temporary loss of vision due to overexposure to the sun’s

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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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