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. 4, Winter

30 Minutes with Meryl Streep
CLIPPINGS The car door suddenly swings open, then slams shut. "Tickets, please," says the conductor. It's just after 1 p.m. on a humid August day in Washington, DC, and the train is pulling away from Union Station. I'm headed for New York City to meet...
30 Minutes with Meryl Streep. (Clippings)
The car door suddenly swings open, then slams shut. "Tickets, please," says the conductor. It's just after I p.m. on a humid August day in Washington, DC, and the train is pulling away from Union Station. I'm headed for New York City to meet Academy...
A Favorite of the First President
The last day of George Washington's presidency was not a sad one for the former general. It was clear to everyone, including Washington's successor, John Adams, that Washington's heart was set on returning to his beloved Mount Vernon with Martha and...
A Good Thing Comes to Mount Vernon
It's sure to be a "good thing": AMERICAN FORESTS' Historic Tree Nursery guru Jeff Meyer climbed into a bucket truck with Martha Stewart at Mt. Vernon this fall to tape a segment for both "Martha Stewart Living" (MSL) and Meyer's upcoming PBS series,...
A Good Thing Comes to Mount Vernon. (Clippings)
It's sure to be a "good thing": AMERICAN FORESTS' Historic Tree Nursery guru Jeff Meyer climbed into a bucket truck with Martha Stewart at Mt. Vernon this fall to tape a segment for both "Martha Stewart Living" (MSL) and Meyer's upcoming PBS series,...
Ask the Tree Doctor
Don't know when to purne? Curious about lobed leaves? Have no fear--the Tree Doctor is here. Q: I am an amateur at tree enjoyment and was wandering if you have a recommendation on a book/site that would help. Vic DeCarlo Via e-mail A: A...
Indian Country, God's Country: Native Americans and the National Parks
Indian Country, God's Country: Native Americans and the National Parks by Philip Burnham $27.50. Island Pms, 2000. This is a compelling book about conflict over the lands that are now part of five national parks: Glacier, Badlands, Mesa Verde, Grand...
Investing in Natural Capital
More than 800 urban foresters, citizen activists, and other conservation professionals traded techniques and suggestions for "Investing in Natural Capital" during AMERICAN FORESTS' 2001 National Urban Forest Conference in Washington, DC. AMERICAN FORESTS...
Investing in Natural Capital. (Clippings)
More than 800 urban foresters, citizen activists, and other conservation professionals traded techniques and suggestions for "Investing in Natural Capital" during AMERICAN FORESTS' 2001 National Urban Forest Conference in Washington, DC. AMERICAN...
Letters
APPRECIATING WILDFIRE editor: This is the kind of information that needs to be relayed to the people of America: the fact that fires don't necessarily kill trees. That there is a recycling process done by nature to start off a new forest. That fires...
Michigan's Discriminating Troubadour
As AMERICAN FORESTS nears its 20 millionth Global ReLeaf tree, a look at 3 successes. First: Kirtland's warbler Springtime in the jack pine plains of Michigan always seems to warm a few degrees when a grey-over-yellow feathered native returns from the...
Michigan's Discriminating Troubadour: As American Forests near Its 20 Millionth Global Releaf Tree, a Look at 3 Successes. First: Kirtland's Warbler
Springtime in the jack pine plains of Michigan always seems to warm a few degrees when a grey-over-yellow feathered native returns from the Bahamas. With a burst of lyrical song, male Kirtland's warblers establish command posts atop slender young pines,...
News of Note
* Despite international conservation efforts, tropical forests continue to shrink rapidly worldwide, according to a report by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The FAO's "The State of the World's Forests 2001" shows that over...
Of Sandhill Cranes and Longleaf Pines
They were like trained sentinels. Two Florida sandhill cranes, almost 4 feet tall, stood defiantly in the middle of the dirt entrance to St. Sebastian River State Buffer Preserve. They peered at my stopped car, then proceeded to feed on grasshoppers,...
Of Sandhill Cranes and Longleaf Pines: A World of Animals, Birds, and Plants Thrive along America's Most Diverse Estuary
They were like trained sentinels. Two Florida sandhill cranes, almost 4 feet tall, stood defiantly in the middle of the dirt entrance to St. Sebastian River State Buffer Preserve. They peered at my stopped car, then proceeded to feed on grasshoppers,...
Planting Hope in Sarajevo
CLIPPINGS "This is it," Debbie Armstrong says as she looks down from atop the slope of Sarajevo's Mt. Jahorina, where she won her 1984 Olympic gold medal in giant slalom. It's early October and we have been driving the mountain access roads not far from...
Planting Hope in Sarajevo. (Clippings)
"This is it," Debbie Armstrong says as she looks down from atop the slope of Sarajevo's Mt. Jahorina, where she won her 1984 Olympic gold medal in giant slalom. It's early October and we have been driving the mountain access roads not far from Sarajevo...
Tapping the Forest
Cabin fever? Sweet tooth? Nostalgia? Whatever the reason, consider checking out your woodlot's sweeter side. There are usually several feet of snow on the ground at the time of the annual Town Meetings in Vermont on the first Tuesday in March. Spring...
Tapping the Forest: Cabin Fever? Sweet Tooth? Nostalgia? Whatever the Reason, Consider Checking out Your Woodlot's Sweeter Side. (Woodswise)
There are usually several feet of snow on the ground at the time of the annual Town Meetings in Vermont on the first Tuesday in March. Spring could still be eight or more weeks away. Many years ago we discovered the perfect solution to "cabin fever"...
The Festive American Holly
The American holly has always played an important role in this country's culture. Even before European settiers arrived in North America, native Americans boiled American holly twigs with pine tops to produce a tea to cure coughs. Today evergreen leaves...
The Festive American Holly. (in Profile)
The American holly has always played an important role in this country's culture. Even before European settlers arrived in North America, native Americans boiled American holly twigs with pine tops to produce a tea to cure coughs. Today evergreen leaves...
The Mother of the Rainforest
Careful restoration is bringing koa trees, native birds and authenticity back to a Hawaiian rainforest. It is, perhaps, the things you don't know about Hawaii that are as important as the things you do. Orchids and pineapples don't belong here. Neither...
The Mother of the Rainforest: Careful Restoration Is Bringing Koa Trees, Native Birds and Authenticity Back to a Hawaiian Rainforest
It is, perhaps, the things you don't know about Hawaii that are as important as the things you do. Orchids and pineapples don't belong here. Neither do the wild pigs that are tearing up the rainforest. To find the real Hawaii you must go to places...
Trees as Tribute
DEBORAH GANGLOFF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR In the wake of September 11, a decades-old tradition may offer solace, hope for the future. A monument of trees in a well-ordered grove is human and humane. It speaks the language of freemen. It is full of...
Trees as Tribute
EDITORIAL In the wake of September 11, a decades-old tradition may offer solace, hope for the future. A monument of trees in a well-ordered grove is human and humane. It speaks the language of freemen. It is full of solace and hope to the bereaved. As...
Tre Luvr
In Erie, Pennsylvania, a love of trees and a lifetime of efforts educate a community and generations of future environmentalists. Johnny Appleseed may be long gone, but Erie, Pennsylvania, resident Ken Fromknecht is keeping his legacy alive-one tiny...
Tre Luvr: In Erie, Pennsylvania, a Love of Trees and a Lifetime of Efforts Educate a Community and Generations of Future Environmentalists. (Earthkeepers)
Johnny Appleseed may be long gone, but Erie, Pennsylvania, resident Ken Fromknecht is keeping his legacy alive--one tiny seedling at a time. Each fall Fromknecht gathers thousands of seeds and nuts that he plants in tiny paper cups and nurtures through...
Washington Outlook. (Clippings)
The September 11 terrorist attacks and later anthrax letters have thrown legislative schedules and priorities into disarray. There's heightened uncertainty about whether and how key pieces of forestry legislation--such as the FY 2002 Interior Appropriations...
When Fire & Forest Health Came to Town
The Foist Service hopes its National Five Plan can restore woodlands whle beane - fitting local economies. Lawn breaks. Loggers fan out across a low-elevation, dry Western forest, avoiding the healthiest, biggest timber to cut brush and small-diameter...
When Fire & Forest Health Came to Town: The Forest Service Hopes Its National Fire Plan Can Restore Woodlands While Benefitting Local Economies
Dawn breaks. Loggers fan out across a low-elevation, dry Western forest, avoiding the healthiest, biggest timber to cut brush and small-diameter trees from the crowded understory. Lightweight skidders drag downed trees to a loading deck where a machine...
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