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. 109, No. 4, Winter

3 Ways to Support Trees
* A car-sharing business with more than 15,000 members is becoming one of the first companies in the nation to offset all its carbon emissions. Flexcar will plant 2,100 trees with AMERICAN FORESTS to offset emissions from its fleet of 250 cars. Members...
A Fire-Changed Savanna
In the late 1980s, the Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, realized it had a woodland dilemma. A recent pollen study of the strata in a nearby ancient bog revealed that the land had been an oak hickory savanna for at least 6,700 years....
A South Texas ECO-WONDERLAND
In this place of saltwater and desert, jaguars and butterflies, a range of climates collide to form an oasis that's nothing short of amazing. -Story by Karen Fedor, photos by Larry DittoIt's about a five-hour drive due south from San Antonio to McAllen,...
A Tale of TWO FIRES
ONE IMPROVED SHENANDOAH, THE OTHER INCINERATED LOS ALAMOS. TOGETHER THEY SHOW THE PROS AND CONS OF FIRE & FOREST HEALTH.The idea of fire as critical for ecosystem health is hard to reconcile with the horrific flames that devastated the land in California's...
Eco-Enterpreneur
Gabriel Reyes, better known as Gaby, is growing AMERICAN FORESTS' seedlings for the LRGV NWR. Her family has lived in the United States since 1993 after immigrating from Allende Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to south Texas. Gaby graduated from the University of...
Engineering Green
2003 GLOBAL RELEAF AWARDSThe 2003 National Urban Forestry Conference concluded with the 2003 Global ReLeaf Awards, recognizing outstanding service in these areas:Engineering Green: The cities of Charlotte, North Carolina, and San Diego, California, for...
Giving New Life to Famous Trees
The loss of an arboreal giant is felt most by those closest to it. But now others are sharing that connection through after-the-fact artifacts.The pieces become a scrap of memory to cherish or an interesting aspect of a collectable.Don't answer the phone,"...
Growing an Audience
Research has proven trees are invaluable to urban landscapes. The question now: Why aren't more cities listening?Cities, it is hoped, will develop proactive and ambitious tree planting goals as a primary strategy for meeting dean air standards.While...
Leaving a Legacy
AMERICAN FORESTS connects the trees and the stars in a new public television program that explores celebrities' environmental connections.We set out to showcase our stunning natural resources, but we also knew enough to take some segments less seriously....
Letters
GOOD STEWARDS NEEDEDDear Ms. Gangloff: Enclosed you will find a check in the amount of $53.50. This is a donation to your organization from the Children's Sunday School of First Baptist Church of Thomson, Georgia.Our unit of study last month focused...
Memorials with a Royal Touch
With royal patronage and a host of paparazzi in attendance, a grove of five trees rescued from the World Trade Center site in New York City and replanted near City Hall were dedicated in October as a living tribute to the victims and survivors of the...
Millions of Acres Burned
By mid-December, more than 4.5 million acres of forest had burned across the United States. Prolonged drought conditions in many western states contributed to an above average wildfire season in parts of the United States, though overall the year was...
Plan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble
Plan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble by Lester R. Brown. $15.95. W.W. Norton & Company, 2003.Of Lester Brown's dozens of previous books and annual reports, this is the most disturbing. While Plan B offers an agenda...
Releaf for California
News from the world of TreesAMERICAN FORESTS designated a fund to restore California forests offer an outpouring of interest and requests.As the wave of fires that scorched southern California smoldered, AMERICAN FORESTS announced creation of a national...
Salem's 'Tree Man'
Drawson's passion for history and place are a boon for Oregon's arboreal champs.The program hopes goodwill and stewardship-plus the cache of the designation-will keep historically significant trees standing.On a winter's night in early December, a large...
Time Line
Twisted with time, unspoiled and austere, the planet's oldest living inhabitants offer insights to environmental conditions back to the last Ice Age. Survivors of inconceivable eons and all-but-uninhabitable surroundings, they provoke a wonder about...
'Tis the Season
As of press time, the following seasonal events were occurring:* At the University of Minnesota, the holiday season was smelling decidedly skunky for anyone attempting to snitch a tree from the university campus. Grounds superintendent Les Potts oversaw...
U.S. Forest Service
This speech, given by U.S. Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth at the 12th World Forestry Congress in Quebec, offers a new focus on ecosystem restoration:In the United States, forest management has come a long way. A good example is the way management...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.