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. 103, No. 2, Summer

A Walk in the Woods
GARY FERGUSON'S CHILDHOOD WAS FILLED WITH THE SIGHTS, SOUNDS, AND SMELLS OF THE WOODS. AS A RENOWNED NATURE WRITER AND OUTSPOKEN DEFENDER OF THE ENVIRONMENT, HE DEVOTED HIS ADULTHOOD TO CHAMPIONING THE PRESERVATION OF FORESTS. BUT BY HIS MID-30S, FERGUSON...
Corporate Partner Update
ARAMIS/TOMMY HILFIGER TOILETRIES To promote two new signature-brand fragrances with clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger,Aramis is giving people who buy the cologne a Global ReLeaf tree seedling. Inserts with the seedlings ask consumers to join the AMERICAN...
Dave Meets the Death Tree
There is a simple explanation for why I would end up dangling from a rope 75 feet in the air over a beaver dam somewhere in Idaho; I was a house guest. You know how it is, when you're a house guest: If your host suggests an activity, you, as a polite...
Forest Forum
Cutting Controversy Continues editor: In "Time for Amends" (Winter/ Spring) Roy Keene blames clearcutting for downstream flooding. While it is true clearcutting increases water yield from individual sites, there is no scientific evidence that clearcutting...
Giants
wherever trees are present they set the boundary of our horizons, challenge our perceptions, inspire our art, and give us comfort. We often describe landscapes by the trees that stitch together earth and sky. Even treeless landscapes, like grasslands,...
'Green' Investment Pays Off
When Pat Herbert decided to restore her family-owned hotel on Miami Beach's crowded main strip, she knew exactly what she needed to do to upgrade the appearance of her property: plant trees. What she didn't realize at the time was that she was planting...
Of the Land
IN HIS WRITINGS, AS IN HIS LIFE AT THE FAMILY'S SAND COUNTY FARM, ALDO LEOPOLD EXPLORED THE MUTUAL DEPENDENCE OF MAN AND THE NATURAL WORLD. A MEMOIR BY HIS DAUGHTER NINA. Aldo Leopold, author of A Sand County Almanac and an influential force in the development...
Pursuing Collaborative Stewardship
With Aldo Leopold's legendary "Shack" as a backdrop, the new chief of the U.S. Forest Service vowed to pursue what he calls collaborative stewardship and declared the agency's tent "big enough for all of us." Michael Dombeck, 48, became the Forest Service's...
Recapturing the Magic
A good thing about putting out a magazine for an organization like this is that you learn something new each issue.This time we take a look at something we already knowtrees make us feel good. But why? To answer that, we've turned to some of our favorite...
Save and Grow
A conservation plan recently approved by the San Diego City Council both preserves undeveloped land and sets aside areas for unrestricted development, according to a recent report in The New York Times. Dubbed revolutionary, the nature habitat plan satisfies...
Springing into a 20 Million-Tree Effort
AMERICAN FORESTS recently received a helping hand-lots of little ones, actually-from Oregon elementary students as it celebrated the 5 millionth tree planted in a Global ReLeaf Forest. That tree, a bigleaf maple planted in the Applegate watershed in...
Sylvan Regards
THE STUFF OF LEGENDS GERMANY's 1,000-YEAR-OLE OAKS HAVE THRIVED THROUGH CENTURIES OF FORAGERS, WARS AND POLITICAL CHANGE. In the former East Germany resides a stand of trees older even than the 1,000year-old state in which they stand. Perhaps the oldest...
The Attentive Heart: Conversations with Trees
by Stephanie Kaza, illustrations by Davis Te Selle. Shambhala Books, 300 Massachusetts Ave., Boston MA 02115 (1996). 270 pp., 27 illustrations, paper. ISBN 1-57062-251-5, $17. This is not an easy book to describe in a brief review. It is best experienced,...
The Cinderella Tree
The eastern redcedar can best be described as a paradox. A colonizer and a survivor, able to survive heat, cold, and drought while to strugglng to gain a toehold in new terrain, this hardy evergreen is actually a wide-ranging juniper. Cattlemen curse...
Urban Trees
March has given way to April as I write this, spring having arrived in the nation's capital. Outside my office window, a few feet from where I sit typing, stand several large oaks, a Japanese maple, a trio of hemlocks, two dogwoods, an American holly,...
Wilderness and the Changing American West
by Gundars Rudzitis. Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Ave., New York, NY 10158 (1997). 235 pp., paper. ISBN 0-47113396-5, $34.95. This is one of those rare books which speaks clearly to the general reader as well as to policy experts because the author,...
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