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. 106, No. 3, Autumn

Ask the Tree Doctor
Dont know when to prune? Curious about lobed leaves? Have no fear-the Tree Doctor is here, Q: I heard that maples absorb carbon dioxide. Do you know if oaks and pines do too? Joan Smith, via e-mail A: AN trees absorb CO2 and break down into carbon and...
A Tree Lined Memory Lane
On September 10, AMERICAN FORESTS marks 225 years of working on behalf of trees and forests. Our rich history has touched three centuries, beginning in 1875 with a gathering of citizens concerned about the waste of our nation's treasured forests. Throughout...
Give Me Liberty or Give Me ... a Tree
In 1990 my friend Rick Crouse, who is senior vice president for marketing at AMERICAN FORESTS, introduced me to a magnificent tree. The osage-orange, planted in the early 1800s at fled Hill, Patrick Henry's Virginia home, was at that time one of the...
Lessons from Los Alamos
News from the world of Trees Los Alamos is la classic exmple of the 40 Million acres of fire-- adopted ecosys-- tems that are going to burn," Said fire specialist Jo Stotler. The prescribed burn that engulfed Los Alamos, New Mexico, and nearby towns...
Making the Grade
AMERICAN FORESTS' "A Tree For Every Child" program is off and running. Teachers and kids tell us what they like. By Janine E. Guglielmino Every day [my students] move me so by their contributions-not getting ice cream at lunch, emptying their piggy banks,...
Millennium Planting Commemorates D-Day
On a sun-filled day in early June, representatives from AMERICAN FORESTS joined officials to honor World War II veterans of the Normandy Invasion by planting a Dwight D. Eisenhower Green Ash at the French Embassy in Washington, DC. The three-ton tree,...
New Program, New Millennium
A new program from AMERICAN FORESTS lets the public nominate historic trees for inclusion in a national Register. The new National Register of Historic Trees is meant as a repository of information about locally, regionally, or nationally significant...
On the Last of 9 Lives
The Siberian tier has almost vanished from the Russian far East. To survive, it needs habitat - and that means trees. "Today we will see tiger tracks." It was the second of our six days in the Russian Far East touring the site of our most unique Global...
Stewardship's Trial by Forest
PILOT PROJECTS REVAMP STRATEGIES AND GOALS FOR NATIONAL FORESTS. BY JANE BRAXTON LITTLE George Ramirez tugs at his hat, grips the edge of a podium, and faces a crowd of U.S. Forest Service officials in a downtown Washington, DC, conference room. This...
The Business of Tree Planting
ExxonMobil Corporation reached a milestone in its support of ecosystem restoration with AMERICAN FORESTS this year when it planted its 2 millionth Global ReLeaf tree. That achievement was especially noteworthy because both Exxon and Mobil independently...
Theme School Features Trees
This autumn children at a rural school in northeastern Alabama will learn the value of trees and forests from an unlikely source-the school's design. Students at Munford Elementary School, nestled in Talladega National Forest, will begin the 2000-2001...