Welcome to the Catskill Forest Association, Inc.

We are a membership-based, nonprofit organization that provides forestry education and services to private Catskill landowners.
Now caring for over 87,000 acres worth of private properties across Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties.
Join your fellow landowners and get started with your $25 consultation.

How It Works:

1) Become a Member >
2) Schedule Your Consultation
3) Choose a Service
4) Achieve Property Goals

PROGRAMS & SERVICES


$25 CONSULTATIONS:
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

TIMBER MANAGEMENT:
Guidance from the first timber value assessment through to point of sale

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 invasive plants

TRAIL CAMERAS:
Ever wonder what wildlife is around when you're not?

FOREST BIRD PROGRAM:
High-Nesting Bird Boxes for ducks, owls, etc. and/or Canopy Bird Feeders that protect against squirrels & bears

PROPERTY MAPPING:
Custom property maps highlighting the property features you want to see


To schedule, call (845) 586-3054 or email cfa@catskillforest.org

Upcoming Events

  1. Deer Processing Demonstration

    December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Wreath-Making Workshop

    December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Apple Tree Grafting Demonstration

    April 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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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One Large Sugar Maple

One Large Sugar Maple

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Went to a member’s property the other day above Fleischmanns, Delaware County to check on their apple trees and saw this sugar maple. I had to go back to the truck & get my diameter tape. The tree measured…

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Two Fishers on the Stream

Two Fishers on the Stream

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? It seems both Mr. Heron & I were after the same thing, the little brown trout. Dinosaurs may be extinct, but I imagine the blue heron seems pretty “Tyrannosaurus Rex-like” when it hovers its crane-like neck and beak over…

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Maple in the Maple Leaves

Maple in the Maple Leaves

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Remember playing in leaves as a kid? I haven’t thought about it much until I came back to pick up my kids and found one of my daughters (Maple Amber) hidden among the maple leaves. Fall is here! May the…

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Red Maple Resurgence

Red Maple Resurgence

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? When I first moved to our house in Samsonville in 2012, I thought about cutting this red maple tree. It is stunted looking and it’s form is “okay.” However, I can’t think of a red maple with better foliage;…

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Plant a PawPaw

Plant a PawPaw

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? If you’re not familiar with this tree, you might want to; It’s pawpaw. They make large banana custard-like fruit. What’s just as good is that deer don’t seem to browse the foliage for some reason. The pawpaws I see…

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Watch Out!

Watch Out!

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Sometimes I get called in to a member’s property to assess whether a tree is hazardous to property and people. This one I saw near Woodridge, Sullivan County & had to turn around and snap a photo. I’d say…

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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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