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. 100, No. 3-4, March

Assessing Forest Ecosystem Health in the Inland West
In many forested areas of the inland western United States (Figure 1), trees across large landscapes are dying faster than they are growing or being replaced. (Figure 1 omitted) In other areas, conditions exist that virtually guarantee an onset of serious...
Catchthespirit
HOW OFTEN have you seen extraordinary trees and wished you could capture their spirit on film? And if you've photographed trees before, do you find your images often fall short of your expectations?Don't despair--you're in good company. Expressing the...
Howsweetitis
They start deep in the woods, lugging miles of plastic tubing over the hard-crusted drifts carpeting sugar-maple groves that have been undisturbed since the first snowfall. Up the gentle gradients of minor drainages, within which all the trees form a...
Lockoutforbats
DIFFICULT PROBLEM needs "fairly drastic action," and Daniel Boone National Forest's John MacGregor is faced with one: Protecting the privacy of resident bats. For two species of these "flying mice," this action preserves more than just beauty sleep:...
Reviewing Resources -- Indian Creek Chronicles by Pete Fromm
Indian Creek Chronicles, by Pete Fromm. Lyons & Burford, 31 West 21st St., New York, NY 10010 (1993). 192 pp. Hardcover $21.95.Pete Fromm was a brash 20-year-old college kid when he made a spur-of-the-moment decision to forego his senior year at...
Riteofpassage
It looked easy enough. I would just climb up there, move along, and come on down. No problem. Still five kids in line ahead of me. But my turn was coming. Maybe it wasn't actually as easy as it looked way down here on the ground.I finally finished tying...
The Ponderosa and the Flammulated
NEARLY EVERYONE old enough to watch TV is familiar with the debate over the endangered spotted owl and the remaining old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest. In the Rocky Mountain region, too, there are old-growth forests in danger of disappearing,...
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