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. 104, No. 2, Summer

Art 270: Giving Back
Last December, clients of Art 270, Inc., a Jenkintown, Pennsylvania-based graphic design studio, received an unusual Christmas card. Sporting delightful photos of Art 270 personnel enthusiastically costumed as green craft paper "trees," it stated, "in...
Contested Terrain: A New History of Nature and People in the Adirondacks
CONTESTED TERRAIN: A NEW HISTORY OF NATURE AND PEOPLE IN THE ADIRONDACKS by Phillip G. Terric. Syracuse University Press, 1600 Jamesville Ave., Syracuse, NY 132445160 (1997). 244 pp. cloth ISBN 0-8156-0445-9, $26.95 Author Philip Terrie succeeds in showing...
Drawn to the Woods
As a child, Lynn Cherry loved to walk in the woods with her cat, chasing butterflies and watching birds. Maybe that's why its loss devastated her spiritand led to a career fighting environmental destruction. "When I was about eight I came home from school...
Forest Forum
Calling Big Tree Hunters editor: Minnesotans are currently remeasuring our state record trees using standard AMERICAN FORESTS methods to see how our registered trees are doing. While rechecking our eastern cottonwood, I discovered that it is now 75 percent...
Gifts from the Trees
Many people admire the beauty of wood and trees through objects they see every day-furniture, decoys, a treasured rocking horse, even the grain of a hardwood floor. Artists who turn wood into aesthetic and utilitarian treasures use a variety of methods,...
Greening the Bay Area
This year AMERICAN FORESTS will plant 135,000 trees in 14 projects, part of a campaign to plant 1 million trees in the Bay watershed for the new millennium. MARYLAND 8. Broadneck High School, Annapolis; 100 trees An urban ecological analysis by AMERICAN...
Maryland's Verdant Visionaries
Gather a group of dedicated Garden Club women together and watch an idea take root. When the National Council of State Garden Clubs decided in 1995 that its countrywide theme through 1997 would be "Millions of Trees for the Environment," the nonprofit...
Saving Longleaf
More than one-third of the trees planted in AMERICAN FORESTS' Global ReLeaf Forest projects to date have been longleaf pine. The restoration of this majestic ecosystem is critical, we believe, because of the importance historically of both longleaf and...
Trees Suffer in '98 Ice Storms
Officials say it could be months before they have a definitive tally of the destruction wreaked by the January ice storm that toppled life as Northeasterners knew it. The storm claimed more than 20 lives and racked up damage totals that included more...
Urban Foresters Heading to Pacific Northwest
The Puget Sound will form a picturesque backdrop to the 9th National Urban Forest Conference in Seattle, Washington, August 31-September 3, 1999. The conference will use the region's Mountains to Sound Greenway to illustrate the urban-rural interface...
Watershed Trees
On my desk is a list of recently approved Global ReLeaf Forest planting sites. For many of us at AMERICAN FORESTS that project list has special meaning because several sites are literally in our own backyard-the Chesapeake Bay watershed. It's obvious...
Where Dwarfs Reign: A Tropical Rain Forest in Puerto Rico
WHERE DWARFS REIGN: A TROPICAL RAIN FOREST IN PUERTO RICO by Kathryn Robinson. University of Puerto Rico Press, University of Puerto Rico Press, PO Box 23322, San Juan (1997). 241 pp., hardcover. ISBN 0-84770-255-3, $29.95. During the last 60 years or...
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