Wednesday Night’s Show: Catskills Trees with Gary Mead – Eastern Hemlock

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest

Wednesday’s 6PM – 7PM


Wednesday Night’s Show: Catskills Trees with Gary Mead – Eastern Hemlock

Every 3rd Wednesday we talk to Gary Mead about a different tree found in or near the Catskill Mountains. Tonight we’ll be discussing the eastern hemlock tree; a tree with strong historical ties to the Catskill Mountains. Every tree is different, and there is always something unique & special we find out about it. Gary is the owner of Fruitful FurnishingsFruitful Furnishings began in 1979 as a custom furniture shop. Within ten years, a sawmill was added for producing dimension parts and providing custom sawing, planing, and kiln drying services to customers wishing to furnish their homes with wood from their own trees. Gary has also opened to the public –Gary Mead Gallery – located at the mill-site, which showcases one-of-a-kind pieces made from wood. Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online @ to learn more.


Why aren’t you outside right now? It’s downright beautiful out there. Temperatures are in the 70s and I haven’t lit my woodstove in over two days. Well, I’m not out there either right now, but will be soon. Spring, spring, spring. I even saw a honey bee yesterday.

May the forest be with you,

Ryan Trapani

Education Forester

Catskill Forest Association