Wednesday Night’s Show: New Woodstove Rules

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

On Wednesday night’s show we’ll discuss the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rules pertaining to woodstoves & other heating appliances. In May, the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards will be applied to new woodstoves being sold. We’ll discuss what this means & how it might affect you (information provided by The Alliance for Green Heat). Tune in at 91.3 FM or stream online @

Pulled my maple taps out last Wednesday; all done. It was a good season. Finished @ 15.5 gallons of syrup per 34 taps. My first boil was on March 9th, and the last on March 31st. It was a fast & furious season. Once the sap turned on, it poured. Recently, there was a study by Tufts University claiming that high sugar contents may correlate with bumper seed years. Well, this sugaring season saw some very high sugar contents. We’ll see if the maple trees flower out abundantly and produce a lot of seed.

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).