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. 113, No. 1, Spring

3 Million Trees Planned for 2007
News from the world of TreesAMERICAN FORESTS' Global ReLeaf Forests program will plant 3 million trees this year in projects aimed at: replanting forests killed by wildfire, bugs, and drought; restoring unique habitats found only in Illinois, Maryland,...
Blending Nature with Development
First steps toward an environmental ethos that fits a human-networked world.On a sparkling June day in 2002, Donald Miller took a seat on a battered crate he had put down outside his dilapidated, weather-beaten barn, at the northern end of the Gallatin...
Cool the Globe, Plant a Tree
A simple step we all can take to help combat global warming.In the last several years, global warming has gone from a topic dismissed as wild speculation to a featured topic on wildly popular afternoon talk shows. Now, there is consensus among scientists,...
High on Conservation
This Washington state forest ecologist and professor shares her research, and her convictions, literally from the treetops.A professor and forest ecologist shares her research-and her beliefs about connections with spirituality, health, and other subjects-literally...
Letters
GET THOSE TREES PIANTED!Deborah Gangloff: My husband read the Winter 2007 issue and the Dellview Elementary School article in Clippings. We were surprised that those students put in all that work and yet no trees were planted. Has anyone donated the...
Putting Community in Forests
A look back at the evolution of AMERICAN FORESTS' policy niche and toward recommendations for expanding the role of those who live closest to the land.In the mid-1990s AMERICAN FORESTS, with a mandate from its Board of Directors, began to search for...
Return of the American Elm
A beloved classic, long missing from city streets, is starting to make a comeback.If a tree is a good enough choice for the most famous address in the world, shouldn't it be good enough for the rest of us? When the mall in front of 1600 Pennsylvania...
Tree Doctor: Howard Burnett
Fill in Tree Rot?Q: I've got some beautiful old maples that line the drive to our house; half are fine, the other half have large rotten trunks. Is there any way I can carve out the rot and somehow support the tree by putting concrete or another filler...
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