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. 112, No. 2, Summer

AMERICAN FORESTS 2005: The Path to Recovery
2005: A GREATER NEED FOR TREESIt is now widely accepted that human influence is affecting global climate change, and recent research has demonstrated that nearly 60 percent of the world's environment is degraded. With more people living in cities (80...
Assess, Protect, Restore
Better public policy is needed for our rural and urban trees.In our public forests, better public policies means better management, sustainable practices, and less impact on the health of forests. In cities, it means setting goals to protect and replace...
DC's Living Museum
DELVING INTO THE SCIENCE BEHIND TREESThis 446-acre tucked-away national botanical treasure is more than just another pretty face.The Arboretum does what commercial growers cannot afford to do: wait patiently for breeding results.Many of the half-million...
Detailing the Motor City
Detroit is known as the Motor City because the region's economy is so closely linked to the automotive industry. This economy does not exist in a vacuum; its changes ripple through a complex system affecting demographics, land-use patterns, and even...
In Central Florida, Committed to Consensus
Environmentalists and developers collaborate on a regional approach to safeguarding the planet. by Peggy Ann BrownThinking about your children and grandchildren, what concerns you most about where you now live? Most of us, says Shelley Lauten, director...
Letters
FREE TREES A HITEditor: I have just received the Spring 2006 American Forests and read with interest the editorial about planting trees. My plan for getting trees planted at no expense may interest you.Near my house, a former sawmill building, by the...
News of Note
* Pittsburgh's Ninth Street Bridge is now the Rachel Carson Bridge, an Earth Day tribute to one of southeastern Pennsylvania's most famous natives and an ecologist known worldwide for her environmental classic Silent Spring. Carson grew up in Springdale,...
Planting Trees for Peace
PEOPLE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR TREES AND FORESTSThe message brought by Kenya's Nobel Peace Prize winner sounds surprisingly familiar.In the beginning, Wangari Maathai had very little to work with: Seven seedling trees, a handful of resolute women,...
Saving the Man of the Forest from Mankind
Protecting the orangutan means restoring its habitat. And with only two populations of this most human-like great ape left, there's not a moment to waste.There are places in Southeast Asia where more than 700 species of trees coexist in patches of tropical...
Syrup Skips a Beat
WORKING TOGETHER FOR A HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENTAs the world warms, our southernmost sugar maples are feeling the effects, and that's especially troubling for one Virginia town.Every year since 1958, over two weekends in late March. Monterey, Virginia, swells...
Tree Doctor
Q: I have twon questions Is Ginkgo biloba native/naturalized? And, if, as the tree grew, its roots lifted the ground level, does the 4.5-foot measurement still take place where the tree meets the soil?D. Milcola via e-mailA: Ginko biloba has been planted...
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