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. 107, No. 3, Autumn

An Olympic Effort for Sarajevo
Thanks to an anonymous 25,000-tree pledge, contributions to AMERICAN FORESTS' Global Releaf Sarajevo treeplanting campaign will be doubled, treefor-tree through October 1. AMERICAN FORESTS goal is to double the pledge so that 50,000 trees can be planted...
Bringing Back the Forest
When the wildfires end scientists take stock and take advantage of their opportunity to improve what's left. For about 60 years, Smokey Bear has warned the American public that fire is bad. But scientists say it's time to stop attributing human values...
Digging out of a Tree Deficit
CHANGING A CITY FROM GRAY BACK TO GREEN REQUIRES COMPUTER SAVVY,HIGH-TECH PICTURES, AND LOCAL ACTION. BY COURTNEY LEATHERMAN When Sheila Hogan wants to tell the story of the decline of trees in Washington, DC, she stops talking and starts showing old...
Fashioning Beauty amid Chaos
A Baltimore native uses a mosaic of different projects to improve his hometown's urban environment. Mosaic isn't just the way Bryant Smith expresses himself artistically, it's a metaphor for the way he approaches urban forestry. Just as he brings together...
Fungus Imperils Port-Orford Cedar
CLIPPINGS If you're hiking or biking in Oregon's Siskiyou National Forest or California's Klamath National Forest during the rainy season, you'll need to hose down those muddy boots and tires as you move from site to site-you may even have to avoid some...
Kids Count: One, Two, Tree
CLIPPINGS "The local public works department is very excited about the work we have done and would like to see it expanded," says Lyn Malone, whose 8th grade world geography class in Barrington, Rhode Island, recently completed an analysis of the school's...
Letterman Gets Treed
News from the world of Trees The comedian promised to plant his David Letterman tulip poplar at his home. David Letterman comfortably quips with movie stars, musicians, and politicians but conversing with AMERICAN FORESTS' Jeff Meyer challenged the veteran...
Letters
A SONG IN THE WOODS editor: I was delighted to read the article on how opera star Ara Berberian wants to protect his 20 acres of forest near Detroit ["Oratorio of an Oxygen Farmer," Summer 2001]. That he welcomes people walking on his land, even while...
My Most Exciting Experience as a Forest Ranger
S U R R O U N D E D B Y F O R E S T F I R E The most famous name to come out of the fires of 1910 was Ed Pulaski (below right), who led a band of firefighters to safety in a mine tunnel during what was known as the Big Blowup. Although considered a hero,...
Tales from the Tiger Front
Sergei Ganzei is AMERICAN FORESTS' local contact for tree planting in Russia. With help from field rep Zane Smith, here's an update on this ongoing Global ReLeaf project. American Forests: How many tigers remain in the wild? Has that number changed recently?...
The Patriarch of the Plains
COTTONWOODS, LONG A SIGN OF WATER AMID DRY GRASSES, ARE STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE. Frontiersmen crossing the plains during the early 1800s had their own vision of heaven: the soft green crowns of cottonwoods rising above the yellow sweep of sun-parched grass...
The Tasty Pecan
Whether you pronounce it "pih KAHN" or prefer "PEE kan" the pecan tree (Carya illinoensis) is about as American as a tree can get. Archeological evidence shows native Americans in the area of Texas used pecans more than 8,000 years ago. The name comes...
The Wrap on Wildfire
CLIPPINGS As the 2001 wildfire season moved toward its close, firefighters were battling blazes, closely following weather predictions, and mourning the loss of four people in a Washington blaze (see Transitions). "The threat of wildfire will continue...
Trees on the Balance Sheet
EDITORIAL Worried about your portfolio? Here's a hot investment tip to keep you cool and increase your earnings. It doesn't take a financial wizard to recognize that the stock market has not been a good bet lately. While we are not traditional investment...
Understanding Community-Based Forest Ecosystem Management by Gerald J. Gray, Maia J. Enzer, & Jonathan Kusel (Eds)
R E V I E W S Understanding Community-Based Forest Ecosystem Management by Gerald J. Gray, Maia J. Enter, & Jonathan Kusel (eds) $49.95. Food Products Pros: an imprint of Hawthorn Press. Inc., 2001. I am not usually a fan of books that are proceedings...
Vets Get Leafy Salute
CLIPPINGS VETS GET LEAFY SALUTE More than 2,000 Dwight D. Eisenhower Green Ash trees now majestically stand in communities across the United States in honor of the men and women who bravely served their country during World War II. The trees were planted...
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