Tonight’s Show: Catskill Fungi with John Michelotti

CFA-On-The-Air: From the Forest
Wednesdays 6PM – 7PM

On tonight’s radio show, FROM THE FOREST will be interviewing John Michelotti from CATSKILL FUNGI. John is the owner of CATSKILL FUNGI – a business that offers health tinctures from wild-crafted or organically grown fungi from his family farm. He also offers consultation, edible & medicinal mushrooms, residential landscape design, workshops, woodswalks, & more. Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online @ to learn more about mushrooms from John.

There is a lot of fruit out there this year. Black cherry trees are loaded; so are apple, peach, pear, serviceberry, and mulberry. My apple trees are receiving quite a bit of caterpillar damage; they chew their leaves pretty badly. You can spray an organic pesticide on them – Baciullus thuringiensis, or Bt. It can be found at some of your local garden stores. It’s the same stuff maple producers use to kill forest tent caterpillar and it will kill all caterpillars. In any case, get ready for some fruit.

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

From the Forest” is a radio show hosted by the Catskill Forest Association (CFA) each Wednesday evening from 6PM – 7PM on WIOX ROXBURY 91.3 FM. WIOX is an FCC licensed full power Class A radio station assigned to Roxbury NY. The station began broadcasting on August 27, 2010. WIOX is a community partner of WSKG Public Media. Live and local programs are produced by a staff of more than 85 community volunteers. The signal is sent from the studios at the former Masonic Lodge on Bridge Street in Roxbury – the heart of the Catskill Mountains region – to the world... at 91.3 FM, via the internet ( and on your smartphone (download the free iPhone app or use TuneIn).