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. 115, No. 1, Spring

A Celebration of America's Wild Forests
A selection of Four Seasons from the book Trees S Forests of America by Tim PalmerEver since I first picked up a camera and pen and headed out into the wilds, my personal mission has been to convey critical messages about the natural world to as many...
A New Era of Responsibility
SEARCHING FOR COMMON GROUND IN A COMPLEX WORLDTree and Forest Policies in the Obama AclministrationIn times of economic stress or military mobilization, conservation issues traditionally take a backseat to popular anxieties over job preservation, national...
A United Front
As the nation faces a variety of problems, we look for solutions that address the whole, instead of its independent parts.It may be that every new President promises to transform government, but from the last few months it appears that President Obama...
Econfina Creek
THE RECOVERING FORESTS OF FLORIDA'SA decade later, a Global ReLeaf forest is thriving.As I descended a sandy hill of open piney woods, two deer crashed into the thick hardwood forest before me, almost seeming to escort me to Econfina Creek.I heard the...
Letters
A DOLLAR PER TREE?American Forests: What do you do that the Forest Service doesn't already do?Could you explain the "every buck plants a tree" math - does every dollar of mine actually plant a tree?How much of our donations go toward actual planting...
Reinventing How We Do Infrastruture
RESTORING NATURE WHILE REMAKINR HUMAN SYSTEMSI in the fall of 2006, American Forests called for a new framework to reverse decades of environmental decline caused by poorly coordinated webs of roads, sea lanes, and power grids. We have since reported...
Smart Choices for the Environment
This year marks the anniversary of the smart fortwo, the most fuel efficient non- hybrid vehicle in the US. In celebration of this first year anniversary in the United States, smart USA will plant a tree in honor of every vehicle sold in 2008. In partnership...
The People's Garden Project
As we celebrated the 200th birthday of President Abraham Lincoln, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack established the People's Garden ProjectThe event included a groundbreaking ceremony on the grounds of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which will turn...
Transitions
Now: Ecosystem Services Office in USDAIn order to put into operation certain provisions of the 2008 Farm Bill, the Secretary of Agriculture recently established a new USDA office of Ecosystem Services and Markets, as well as a Conservation and Land Management...
Tree Doctor *by the Davey Tree Co
Trees for HoquiamQ: I live in the 98550 zip code area and have several acres where weak trees were blown over this winter because the land was very wet and the winds very strong. However, the soil also has clay and can get fairly dry in the summer too....
VIP of Champion Trees
PEOPLE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCES FOR TREES AND FORESTSA look at the most successful big tree hunter in the National RegisterSome people just seem born to fill a par- ticular niche. John F Kennedy was a born leader of people. Peyton Manning was destined...
Walden in the Woods (and Onstage)
"To affect the quality of the day that is the highest of arts"- Henry David ThoreauA new film, set in the most famous woods in literary history, is coming to public television, movie theaters, public radio, DVD, schools across North America, and online....
Where Money Grows on Trees
WORKING TOGETHER FOR A HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENTHow comrnunities across the country are using trees to put a little more green in the ground and in their pockets.If you think money doesn't grow on trees, visit Sacramento, California. Or Tucson, Arizona....
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