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. 118, No. 3, Fall

American Forests and Scotties Facial Tissues Announce Trees Rock Video Contest
PARTNERS SINCE 2009, AMERICAN Forests and Scotties Facial Tissues are launching a new program this fall that's aimed at educating elementary students, schools and PTA groups on why forests and trees are important to all of us. Targeting third- through...
Cloud Forest Ecosystem, Veracruz, Mexico
GLOBAL RELEAF SHOWCASETHE STATE OF VERACRUZ, LOCATED ON THE GULF SIDE OF MEXICO, IS known for the large number of birds that migrate to the area. An astonishing 67 percent of the 341 migratory species registered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...
Forest Ecologist Jerry F. Franklin
FOREST FRONTIERSAMERICAN FORESTS SCIENCE Advisory Board member Dr. Jerry F. Franklin is a professor of ecosystem analysis at the College of Forest Resources, University of Washington. He has been called the "father of new forestry" and is one of the...
Gerry Gray, Ph.D., Senior Vice President
SACRAMENTO, CALIF.AS PART OF AMERICAN FORESTS' current partnership with the U.S. Forest Service on urban forests, this summer, we co- sponsored a workshop on "Carbon Offsets & the Urban Forests" at the University of California, Davis. The workshop...
Keep Austin Green
For decades, Austin and its residents have worked to protect and grow one of the city's most costeffective ways to reduce city temperatures: trees.IT GETS HOT IN TEXAS.The state's capital, Austin, experienced 90 days at temperatures higher than 100 degrees...
More Than Lakes
Tucked among western New York's Finger Lakes is a national forest haven for hikers, horseback riders and more."HIKING TAKES ME BACK IN TIME, TO MY ANCESTORS and then the distant past," says Lynda Rummel, a retired university professor. "Not so long ago,...
Recovering from Disaster
After natural catastrophes, forests and communities heal toqether.WHEN A HURRICANE HITS THE COAST OR A TORNADO rips through the countryside, they create devastation - wrecking natural landscapes, as well as lives and livelihoods.Hurricane Katrina affected...
Saving a Species
The decline of whitebark pines threatens the Greater Yellowstone Area, as researchers search for solutions.KARL BUERMEYER STOPS HIS WHITE PICKUP ON THE SIDE OF A dirt road and motions to a few whitebark pine trees rising from a mat of pinkish-purple...
Tree Doctor
Watering IssuesQ: I planted two trees in my yard. One of them has yellow leaves now, and some branches have no leaves at all. The trunk is about four inches, and the tree is about six years old. We water them and have bark at the base to hold moisture.A:...