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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. 105, No. 1, Spring

Ask the Tree Doctor
Don't know when to prune your tree? Curious about toothed and lobed leaves? Befuddled by transpiration? Have no tear-the Tree Doctor is here. Penned by AMERICAN FORESTS' scientists, our new column will answer all of your questions about trees, forests,...
A Time for Renewal
There are many ways to welcome spring. Here's some suggestions to get you started. When that last icy blast of winter subsides and you head outside to take stock of your woods, take a moment to reflect on how different your environment would be without...
Family Trees
When Richard Algeo and Dr. Robert Williams became acquainted in the mid-1990s, they had some old times to recall. Some real old times. For it's a matter of historical fact that Dr. Williams' great-great-great uncle was once the guest of Richard Algeo's...
Forum
DON'T LUMP 'EM editor: Dr Elbert Little probably has generated more useful information about trees than almost any other living American. I salute his efforts. But I must cast my vote with Mr. Simkins regarding the species status of the Darlington oak...
High-Tech, Healthy, and Historic Trees
A High-Tech Way to Grow the Past The 10,000 Rambo Johnny Appleseed trees-and other historic trees--in AMERICAN FORESTS Famous & Historic Trees greenhouse in Jacksonville, Florida, get a boost from the latest growing technology. Thanks to a grant...
News from the World of Trees
STUCK ON ELVIS TREES We'll resist the temptation to trumpet that Elvis lives and say merely that while "shake, rattle and roll" is not standard tree planting technique, you'll be forgiven a little boogying when you plant a souvenir of the King in your...
So You Want to Plant a Tree
It's that time of year again. Spring. Time for the crack of a bat against a baseball, for the smell of freshly cut flowers, for the dreaded spring cleaning that comes only once a year. But for many American Forests readers, spring means one more thing:...
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