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. 103, No. 4, Autumn

A Forest Lovingly Tended
For a woodland owner, 50 years is a long look ahead but not a long look back. Even now, thoughts and memories of my forest farm in upstate New York turn most vividly to my first encounter with it. The season was bleak and gray - early winter between...
A Pro-Business Case for Hugging Trees
It is San Antonio's longest running and most vital political war. It's not Democrats versus Republicans or conservatives versus liberals. It is environmentalists versus developers. And it is a shame. The latest battle is over trees. A committee was...
Carbon Debt: Restoring the Balance
Did you know the trees you plant and care for help offset the carbon dioxide you put in the air? Use our Global ReLeaf climate change tree-planting guide to figure out your C[O.sub.2] total - then check out our suggestions for paying off that "debt."...
Cool Community Plans for Winter Games in 2002
Salt Lake City has become the ninth locality to join AMERICAN FORESTS' urban energy-saving program, Cool Communities. The Salt Lake City program was publicly launched over the summer at a ceremony dedicating a new affordable housing development. Argyle...
For the Millenium: A New Role for Trees
Two-thirds of the way through the 1990s we're seeing a shift in the priority society places on trees and forests. New reasons are being added to the old stand-bys to plant and care for trees: for biological diversity, energy conservation, ecosystem restoration,...
Global Problems, Local Solutions: Measuring the Value of the Urban Forest
Farsighted and chronically green people have always known that the urban ecosystem provides multiple benefits to denizens of the world's teeming population centers. But to engineers, developers, and urban leaders, natural features often appeared to be...
Global Releaf 2000: Corporate Partnership Update
Global ReLeaf 2000, AMERICAN FORESTS' plan to plant 20 million trees for the new century, involves businesses as well as individuals, agencies and organizations of all kinds. Help the campaign by supporting the following efforts on behalf of Global ReLeaf...
LSU Has High Hopes for 'Tree of Joy.' (Louisiana State University; Camptotheca Acuminata)
Known as the "tree of joy" in China, Camptotheca acuminata may prove to be a lifesaver for thousands of cancer patients around the world, according to a story in The Forestry Source. This fast-growing native of northern China has found a home at Louisiana...
To Cut or Not to Cut: How to Manage Healthy Forests
To cut or not to cut? If you think the question is academic, you haven't heard the answers lately. At a time when forest management needs trust and cooperation, the loudest voices are instead suspicious, accusatory, and self-serving. Some come from...
Trees for Tomorrow
The 1997 global releaf forests projects have just been announced, and the beneficiaries are as diverse as the areas where they are located. Your $1-per-tree contributions will help plant more than 1 million trees on 23 sites in 19 states and two Canadian...