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Chainsaw Safety, Sharpening, and Maintenance

The chainsaw is a must-have tool for most Catskill Mountain landowners. We’ll show you how to properly sharpen chains, maintain saws to ensure a longer life cycle, and demonstrate proper techniques to safely operate the saw. Feel free to bring along your own saw for the maintenance and sharpening portionContinue Reading

$10

Backyard Edibles & Medicinals

Our backyards, big and small, urban and rural are full of plants that have functional values in our lives. Come learn how to ID plants in your backyard for edibility and medicinal use with Amy Metnick. Non-Members: $10 Members: Free

$10

Tree ID

We'll take a walk to both identify trees as well as figure out why that tree might be growing there using a little forest forensics. Learn about how past land use may have sculpted the diversity of our Catskill forests. Non-Members: $10 Members: Free

$10

Game Of Logging Level I

The Game of Logging (GOL) is widely acknowledged as the premier chainsaw safety and productivity training program in the country, offering hands-on chainsaw safety training in a competitive environment. Top instructors across the country combine demonstration with participation to teach chainsaw safety, productivity, conservation, and cutting techniques. This is aContinue Reading

$175

Structural Tree Pruning Demonstration

What is Structural Pruning? CFA’s Certified Arborists will demonstrate how to structurally prune a small to medium-sized tree using climbing techniques. “Structural Pruning” is the development of a central dominant leader & spacing of “scaffold” or main branches along the stem. Many trees have “poor structure” since they are open-grownContinue Reading

$10

Game Of Logging Level I

The Game of Logging (GOL) is widely acknowledged as the premier chainsaw safety and productivity training program in the country, offering hands-on chainsaw safety training in a competitive environment. Top instructors across the country combine demonstration with participation to teach chainsaw safety, productivity, conservation, and cutting techniques. This is aContinue Reading

$175

Ginseng Woods Walk

Rider Hollow Trail Head Rider Hollow Trail Head, Arkville

CFA’s Ryan Trapani–Director of Forest Services—will be leading a woods walk to help participants identify one of our mountain’s most famous plants: American ginseng. Indicator plants, forest type, slope, topography, and overall habitat requirements of American ginseng will be shown while out in the field. We will also discuss howContinue Reading

$20

Portable Sawmill Demonstration

Have you ever wanted to learn how a round log becomes dimensional square lumber? For the novice or more advanced, CFA staff will be demonstrating our portable sawmill and answering any questions you might have on the process of making lumber. We will begin with discussing the log itself, making

$10

Tree Planting Demonstration

Join ISA Certified Arborist Zane Lawyer for a Tree Planting Demonstration. Zane will give a short lecture on sourcing trees, what to look for in quality nursery stock, and simple site preparation. He will then demonstrate the best practices according to the ANSI Standards for tree planting and installation. ThisContinue Reading

$10

Game Of Logging Level II

The Game of Logging (GOL) is widely acknowledged as the premier chainsaw safety and productivity training program in the country, offering hands-on chainsaw safety training in a competitive environment. Top instructors across the country combine demonstration with participation to teach chainsaw safety, productivity, conservation, and cutting techniques. This is aContinue Reading

$175

Mushroom Woods Walk

Rochester Hollow Trailhead Rochester Hollow Trailhead, Big Indian, NY

The saying goes “There are old mushroom hunters and there are Bold mushroom hunters, but there are no Old and Bold mushroom hunters.” Don’t be a bold mushroom hunter. Join us at the Rochester Hollow Trailhead at 10 AM – Noon to learn about mushroom identification, best practices, and learnContinue Reading

$20

Mushroom Log Inoculation

Catskill Fungi 1 Hatchery Hollow Rd, Big Indian, New York

This outdoor workshop will cover the life cycle, ecological functions of Fungi as well as outdoor cultivation of fungi. We will drill holes in logs, fill them with mushroom spawn, and seal them with wax. You will learn what types of wood are viable sources for the mushroom spawn, howContinue Reading

$50

Wreath Making Workshop

133 Orchard Street 133 Orchard Street, Margaretville, NY

Come and join Mike Porter where you will be shown the “art” of wreath-making and build and decorate one for your home. Made of fresh-cut greens of pine and hopefully fir, these wreaths will remain fresh and viable for up to 2 months on your door. We will be outdoors,Continue Reading

$10

Deer Processing Demonstration

85 Tom Hoag Road 85 Tom Hoag Road, Delhi, NY

So, you’ve gotten a deer during hunting season. Good job; Now what? Sending a deer away to be processed may cost you $100 or more. Why not learn how to do it yourself? We’ll teach you how to process a deer from start to finish and provide tips and tricksContinue Reading

$10

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