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. 101, No. 9, Autumn

A System That Works
Amid tales of budget cuts and decay in our cities' urban forests, Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a Cinderella story-new strategies have enabled tree crews there to move from crisis management to crisis prevention and a healthier tree community.As in many cities,...
Hot Cars & Hardwoods
The morning begins with the smell of ashes, a scent familiar to the foresters in the New York City Parks Foundation's five-year, $6.2 million campaign to protect and restore 5,000 acres of hardwoods. Anthony Emmerich, project director, and Mark Busciano,...
Reviews -- Let the People Judge; Wise Use and the Private Property Rights Movement Edited by John Echeverria and Raymond Booth Eby
Let the People Judge; Wise Use and the Private Property Rights Movement, by John Echeverria and Raymond Booth Eby (eds). Island Press, 1718 Connecticut Ave., NC: Washington, DC 20009 (1995). 390 pp., paperback, ISBN 1-55963-277-1. $27.50The so-called...
Reviews -- the Dying of the Trees; the Pandemic in America's Forests by Charles E. Little
The Dying of the Trees; The Pandemic in America's Forests, by Charles E. Little. Viking Press, 375 Hudson St., New York NY 10014-3657 (1995). 275 pp., paperback, ISBN 0-670-84135-8. $22.95This is a very scary book, and the first about forest decline...
The Great Green East: Lands Everyone Wants
THE FIRST Europeans to encounter the great forest of the East were astonished at its sheer scale and richness, unlike anything they had ever experienced before. For some the forest was a forbidding and impenetrable wilderness, hostile to progress. For...
Urban Ecosystems: Breakthrough for City Green
I was 23, a year out of college, and enthusiastically engaged in my first permanent job. I was working for a big electric utility that covered most of the state, and we were doing big stuff. The company was into everything--housing developments, coal...
Urban National Forests
The recently formed Urban National Forests Coalition is the product of three years of discussion among supervisors of 13 national forests--in California, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Georgia, New Hampshire, Washington, and Oregon--about the problems unique...
Vestpocket Forests .. in Unusual Places
BEFORE I BEGAN LIVING ABOARD A SAILBOAT ON THE POTOMAC RIVER, I owned a condominium in a high-rise apartment building, the Richmond, six blocks from the White House. Flanking the building's entrance is a pair of junipers, now four feet tall, growing...
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