American Forests

The objectives of American Forests, publisher of American Forests magazine, are to help people plant and care for trees for ecosystem restoration and healthier communities.

Articles from Vol. 114, No. 3, Autumn

Acting ENVIRONMENTALLY
The multi-talented Matthew Modlne, along with his trusty bicycle, sets out to prove that together we can make a world of difference.Matthew Modine, an actor who has starred in such films as "Any Given Sunday," "Married to the Mob," and Stanley Kubrick's...
All for One and One for All
With all the work we do here at American Forests, it might be easy to think that when it comes to planting trees, adults get all the work done. But AMERICAN FORESTS partner, Tree Musketeers, says differently. With their Partners for the Planet 3 x 3...
American Forests and the Angel Network
Of the many connections and partnerships that AMERICAN FORESTS has made over the years, one of the most famous and successful has been with Oprah Winfrey's humanitarian organization, the Angel Network. After Oprah mentioned AMERICAN FORESTS on her show...
Beyond Receding Waters
DEVASTATED BY HURRICANES KATRINA AND RITA, THE GULF COAST FINALLY GROWS GREEN AGAINHurricane Katrina has been dubbed the costliest storm in the history of America's natural disasters. Its financial impact has been estimated at more than $81 billion....
Developing Ash Borer-Resistant Trees
The emerald ash borer (EAB), an Asian beetle, has been a threat to ash trees in North America since its introduction in the early 90s, the extent of its damage comparable even to that of the infamous Dutch elm disease or chestnut blight. Given free reign,...
Highway Beauty
Major roadways all over the state of Illinois are getting a much-needed faceliftWe don't often consider how much time we spend staring down the highways, perhaps because we don't wish to remember it. Highways are functional but ugly, miles of blank asphalt...
Hunting the Swamps
Virginia's big-tree hunter leaves no stone unturned nor swamp unexplored in his search for champion treesThe Louis Vieux was a grand tree, the national champion American elm. Kansas isn't exactly known for its large trees, and state residents were proud...
Return to the Forest Where We Live
News from the world of TreesThe urban forest issue is hitting the airwaves. On September 23, Louisiana Public Broadcasting will premiere its new video, Return to the Forest Where We Live (LPB). This program, narrated by Academy Award and Golden Globe...
The Custer National Forest: Diversity in Danger
Like many of our conntry's most precious ecosystems, the Custer National Forest is at riskThe Custer National Forest sprawls across more than a million acres of southern Montana and parts of North Dakota. It is home to thousands of plant and animal species,...
Transitions
"Original Environmentalist" Passes AwayEnvironmental advocate and eight-term Congressman from Ohio John Frederick Seiberling passed away Saturday, August 2nd at the age of 89. His Ufe was one of great accomplishments on behalf of the people he served....
Tree Doctor: Howard Burnett
Japanese MapleQ: We live in Levelland, Texas. We have planted a Japanese maple tree on the north side of our house, but the tree is in the middle of the yard with no shade. Do we need to move it?- Judy Redger, via emailA: Japanese maples are notorious...
Twenty Years of Global ReLeaf
After 20 years and 25 million trees, Global ReLeaf's mission remains to empower people to improve the environmentTwenty years ago, on October 11, 1988, American Forests launched a new education and action campaign called Global ReLeaf. We began by planting...
Urban Park Surge
USA Today reports that, despite continually falling values in the housing market, urban parkland has gained major real estate value over the past several years. The jump in value is attributed to several factors, including concern for the environment,...
Working Behind Bars
The inmates of the William S. Key Correctional Center are spending their time making their community greener.Fort Supply was once Indian Territory, captured and converted into the supply base for General Sheridan's winter campaign against the Southern...