WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Last week I got my first doe of the hunting season (it’s currently archery season). The doe was healthy looking & average-sized for the area I hunt. Each year I take notice of the fat growing on the deer’s rump. I use this fatContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Fall foliage this season was one of the best in years. As you might have guessed, red & sugar maple were awesome, showing off their blazing red and golden colors. However, oak trees were no slouch either. I even noticed a sassafras* tree thatContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Don’t let this happen to your apple tree! Release it from over-topping/competing trees before it’s too late. CFA can release apple trees – among other fruit & nut-bearing trees – in your forest during any time of year.   May the forest be withContinue Reading

What’s Going on the Forest? Fall! The fall colors are just that much more stunning 400 feet above a mountain in the Catskills. We can use our Drone to aid in your property aerial photography, property mapping, or just have a little fun. Give us a call to learn moreContinue Reading

Hen of the Woods Mushroom (aka Maitake) is popular this time of year. It grows in clusters around dying oak trees. Keep your eyes peeled though! it blends into the fall leaves! For more information on mushrooms, join us on one of our mushroom woods walks!Continue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? This might be one of the best fall foliage seasons I have seen. When I crossed over into Narrow Notch & into South Kortright, Delaware County, the sugar maples still had all their golden leaves & the red maples had their red leaves too,Continue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? You may disagree, but I think this shrub is great for wildlife & humans alike despite its immigrant-status. Autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) has been handed a scarlet letter labeling it as “invasive.” However, its fruit can be delicious. Even better, is that it isContinue Reading

Apple trees – in many areas of the Catskills – aren’t looking so good this year. First, the apple crop was awesome last year & wild apple trees tend to “go biennial” with fruit production. Second, the Hudson Valley Lab has told me that droughty summer conditions have lead toContinue Reading

Cover, Wildlife Habitat Management

Have you ever walked through a Catskill Forest and been able to see hundreds of yards in a single direction? It’s a great sight, but signifies a completely unhealthy forest. Where is the cover for wildlife to live in? Cover can be created through our Forestry for Wildlife program by cutting theContinue Reading

Red Oak, Tree, Acorns, Wildlife food

Red oak trees seem to have a healthy acorn crop this year. This is important for wildlife as a food source, especially with the lack of other mast crops this year, like apple. There has been a lot of deer squirrel, chipmunk, and turkey activity in oak stands this pastContinue Reading