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. 111, No. 2, Summer

Best Foot Forward
A decade later, why this environmentalist is still walking and planting trees.War is not only devastating to humanity; it's devastating to the natural environment. When bombs fall and tanks roll, environmentalism ceases to exist. Regions once preserved...
BUILDING Faith IN THE ENVIRONMENT
Across the faith spectrum, religious communities have become a positive force in stewardship of the Earth. It is an understandable fit: "The Bible and ecology both teach humility, modesty, kindness to all beings, a reverence for life, and concern for...
Cultivating Community from the Classroom
Analyzing urban tree cover is no longer the purview of only city planners and conservationists. Middle and secondary school students from Rhode Island to Texas are documenting the condition and benefits of trees in their community.Young people are mapping...
Dogwoods Dying in Kentucky Np
Anthracnose, the deadly fungus that has killed wild dogwoods, has affected 70 percent of Mammoth Cave National Park in south-central Kentucky, according to the Associated Press.AP quoted park officials who said a recent study of 2,298 trees selected...
Keeping an Eye on Jacksonville's Trees
Development is outpacing urban tree retention in Jacksonville, Florida, posing a challenge to city leaders who hope to maintain air and water quality and manage stormwater runoff, according to an AMERICAN FORESTS analysis.The northern Florida city lost...
Letters
LIFE-GIVING FIREEditor: Fires are destructive, particularly so when viewed from the standpoint of preserving human lives and property. And we commend AMERICAN FORESTS and its Wildfire ReLeaf program for its replanting efforts to stabilize watersheds...
Repairing Ecosystems at Home
Three cities show why it makes financial sense to reconnect with nature in their own backyards.What do Salem, Oregon; Roanoke, Virginia; and Charlotte, North Carolina, have in common? They are trendsetters, early adopters of technology to measure and...
Revitalizing Afghanistan
AMERICAN FORESTS has joined Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and other partners in an effort to replant trees to revitalize Afghanistan's orchards, nurseries, woodlots, and greenbelts. The people-to-people tree-planting program, called the New York Partnership...
The First American Forest
George Vanderbilt's vision of a country estate gave rise to a movement powered by three of forestry's greats.Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore Estate is well known as the site of America's largest private residence,...
The Showy Northern Catalpa
Walking along a river's bend your eye is drawn to a rather large tree with showy white flowers. Look closer, and you can see a fisherman attempting to shake caterpillars off its leaves.Fishermen are particularly fond of this tree, which hosts the catalpa...
Transitions
Welcoming: James E. Hubbard of Virginia, to AMERICAN FORESTS' Board of Directors. Hubbard directs the U.S. Department of Interior's Office of Wildfire Coordination. A long-time member of AMERICAN FORESTS, Hubbard is the former state forester/director...
Trees in the Balance
Natural capital is on the accounting ledger, and it's not a moment too soon.From downtown Manhattan to the jungles of Panama, trees are finally taking center stage for their exceptional value. Sure they're valued as beautiful living things, but their...
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