Wednesday Night’s Show: Catskill Forest Festival

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest
Wednesday’s 6PM – 7PM

Wednesday Night’s Show: Catskill Forest Festival
What is “from the forest” anyway? Well, why don’t you find out at this Saturday’s 5th Annual Catskill Forest Festival from 10AM to 4PM in Margaretville. We’ll discuss the importance of this event in raising awareness of the Catskills forests and their benefits as well as those involved in making it happen. There will be a logging competition (lots of noise) professionals as well as non-professionals will be competing on a variety of skills, including who can saw with precision and who can calculate exactly where a tree will fall. There will be lots of vendors, from hand crafted furniture, wooden boats, arts and crafts that are made from forest materials to wood and pellet stoves and furnaces and maple syrup. Educational 20 minute presentations will be offered by experts on subjects such as bringing back the American Chestnut tree, New York forests (are they an endangered species?) Forestry for Wildlife, the Catskills Golden Eagle Project and Woody Biomass opportunities for heating our communities. Food, drink, music, games and horse rides will be plentiful. It’s free and fun! Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online at to learn more.

Ticks, ticks, ticks, that’s what’s going on “in the forest.” Watch out, it seems to be a banner year, even in the higher elevations of Ulster County & Delaware Counties. It’s all fun & games until someone gets Lyme.

May the forest be with you,
Ryan Trapani
Education Forester
Catskill Forest Association