Wednesday Night’s Show: Dave Johns – Procurement Forester at Cannonsville Lumber/Schaefer Logging

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

On tonight’s show we’ll be speaking to Dave Johns. Dave is Cannonsville Lumber & Schaefer Logging’s Procurement Forester; located in Deposit, Delaware County. Dave earns his living by working in the woods each day in these Catskill Mountains. He is responsible for harvesting one of the area’s longest-living crops – trees. Trees are harvested after Dave marks them with paint and turned into lumber at Cannonsville Lumber where they are then shipped both far & wide. We’ll talk to Dave about his day-to-day duties, experiences and thoughts about the forest industry, forest health & management, and future observations too. Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online @

Apple trees are beginning to show “green tip.” Green tip marks the very beginning of leaf emergence from dormant buds. Soon, serviceberry trees will be flowering too. Red maples are bursting red on the mountain-side and aspen trees are beginning to flower out as well. Lower in the valley, the willows have already showed leaf-emergence, and soon the rest will follow. The green is coming to color our eyes that have been dulled by winter.

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).