Catskill Forest Association


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Jan. 16, 2013
By Ryan Trapani The maple sugaring season is knocking on the door – especially with all this mild weather we have been experiencing recently. When temperatures begin to rise above freezing during the day and fall below freezing at night – sap flow begins... Read more
Dec. 6, 2012
By Ryan Trapani, Catskill Forest Association. (Pictured above in orange out in the field.) During this time of year some of us are preoccupied in the pursuit of the white-tailed deer. Whether it is waiting patiently thirty feet in a tree or slowly... Read more
Sep. 27, 2012
Make a Forest Appointment with CFA – You & Your Forest may Benefit “Three years ago CFA’s Forester visited my forest and gave me advice. One section of the forest was in bad shape: an old upland field re-grown in all red maple and hay-scented fern. I... Read more
Sep. 26, 2012
WHY—Most landowners say they care about their forest, especially how it is passed on to future generations. However, most landowners do not have a Succession Plan. Succession planning is both emotionally & legally challenging. The differences among... Read more
Aug. 22, 2012
Level 1 focuses on varying aspects of chainsaw safety and techniques for properly felling trees. Participants are introduced to open face felling, personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the... Read more
Aug. 8, 2012
Tonight's Show: Mushrooms in the ForestOn tonight's show we will be discussing Mushrooms in the Forest.  GuestSpeaker Loren Graham from Treadwell, Delaware County will be digging deepinto the mysterious world of mushrooms.  Mushrooms are one of the... Read more
Aug. 8, 2012
CFA has now developed a Tree Marking Program.  This program was developed in response to the current and prospective forest management occurring in the Catskill Region on private land.  Unfortunately in most cases, private landowners resort to a practice... Read more
Jul. 5, 2012
Top: 2011's Game of Logging competition at the Catskill Forest Festival. Historically, land in our region was cleared for farming practices. Today, our region is dominated by forests since many or our farms have been abandoned. Our forests provide us... Read more
May. 23, 2012
Solar energy has been around for thousands of years. Contrary to what CENTRAL HUDSON and the NEW YORK STATE ENERGY GRID (NYSEG) believe, solar energy production is rampant in the Catskill and Hudson Valley regions. Solar energy manufacturing is occurring... Read more
Apr. 24, 2012
We, the humans on this planet earth, can help our forest and its trees by thinning them out in order to give them more sunlight to flourish in. We also need to know when it is time to start some of these forests over by making very intensive harvests. (... Read more