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. 115, No. 4, Winter

Changing Climate, Shifting Forests
PREDICTING A FUTURE FOR AMERICA'S FORESTS.Later this year when the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases its first official update of its 1990 map of plant-hardiness zones, expect to see drastic changes. Map makers will attribute many of the zone boundary...
Changing Climate, Shifting Forests: Predicting a Future for America's Forests
Later this year when the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases its first official update of its 1990 map of plant-hardiness zones, expect to see drastic changes. Map makers will attribute many of the zone boundary changes to the massive increase...
Community Advocate
Lynn Jungwirth's tireless efforts have made the voice of rural communities part of the forest policy dialogue. Story and photos by Jane Braxton LittleWhen rural communities want their issues persuasively presented to Beltway insiders, no one delivers...
Community Advocate: Lynn Jungwirth's Tireless Efforts Have Made the Voice of Rural Communities Part of the Forest Policy Dialogue
When rural communities want their issues persuasively presented to Beltway insiders, no one delivers like Lynn Jungwirth. Articulate and authentic, Jungwirth has been the voice of western timber-based towns for two decades. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Continuing Saga of the American Chestnut
Once, their creamy June bloom so festooned the eastern hardwood forests that they looked from afar "like a sea with white combers plowing across its surface," wrote the naturalist Donald Culross Peattie. That annual exuberance of the American chestnut...
Fire's Front Lines
A Day in the Life of a Forest Service Wildland Fire CrewOn a hot summer day at 9 a.m. sharp, the Northern Hills of South Dakota fire crew gears up for an hour of physical training (PT). They change into their PT workout clothes, stretch, and take off...
Fire's Front Lines: A Day in the Life of a Forest Service Wildland Fire Crew
On a hot summer day at 9 a.m. sharp, the Northern Hills of South Dakota fire crew gears up for an hour of physical training (PT). They change into their PT workout clothes, stretch, and take off on their morning run. Halfway through, the crew is already...
History + Change = Future
By knowing our history we can successfully move into the future.It is said that the moro things change, the more they stay the same. But I never believed it. History is past. Change looks forward, rear-ranging things for a new order. There's a lot about...
History + Change = Future: By Knowing Our History We Can Successfully Move into the Future
It is said that the more things change, the more they stay the same. But I never believed it. History is past. Change looks forward, rearranging things for a new order. There's a lot about change in this issue of American Forests. Thanks partly to...
Kewanee Tree Given a Reprieve
In November. American Forests received several letters from concerned citizens of Kewanee. Illinois. One qf their town's historic trees was in danger, and these men and women wanted to know what could be done to prevent its removal.The "Hedge Tree."...
Kids Page
WINTER Hi! I'm Blanch. I'm a branch broker. Tree Branch Brokers help birds and animals in the forest find the right home. During winter many animals go into a deep sleep, or hibernation, to save their energy so they can survive during the cold...
Letters
A SATISFIED CUSTOMERDeborah Gangloff: I enjoyed reading your Autumn issue with the "Earthkeepers" article on David Sibley's tree guide. I have his excellent bird book, and I'm looking forward to getting a copy of his next work.Also, you guys are doing...
Mattawoman Creek in Crisis
Although Charles County, Maryland is just south of Washington DC, it is a world apart. Instead of the urban pulse of the nation's capital, the rural 650-square-mile county promotes itself as the "land of pleasant living," including dense forests and...
Thank You, Tree Huggers
AMERICAN FORESTS would like to thank everyone who participated in the first annual National Tree Hugger Day.On Saturday. October 17, celebrations of the first National Tree Hugger Day took place across the country, bringing out dedicated tree huggers...
Thank You, Tree Huggers: American Forests Would like to Thank Everyone Who Participated in the First Annual National Tree Hugger Day
On Saturday, October 17, celebrations of the first National Tree Hugger Day took place across the country, bringing out dedicated tree huggers from coast to coast. The event commemorated the one millionth tree that IKEA and its customers planted through...
The Trees That Miss THE MAMMOTHS
Trees that once depended on animals like the wooly mammoth for survival have managed to adapt and survive in the modern world - by White BrounaughWarning: Heading this article may cause a vvhiplash-inducing paradigm shift. You will no longer view wild...
The Trees That Miss the Mammoths: Trees That Once Depended on Animals like the Wooly Mammoth for Survival Have Managed to Adapt and Survive in the Modern World
Warning: Reading this article may cause a whiplash-inducing paradigm shift. You will no longer view wild areas the same way. Your concepts of "pristine wilderness" and "the balance of nature" will be forever compromised. You may even start to see ghosts....
Tree Doctor * by the Davey Tree Expert Co
Ginko Growth Q: Two years ago, we bought two Ginkgo biloba seedlings, which we planted at the same time with the intention of having two symmetrical trees in the future. The top of the main trunk of one of those trees was recently damaged, broken...
Tree Doctor: By the Davey Tree Expert Co
Ginko GrowthQ: Two years ago, we bought two Ginkgo biloba seedlings, which we planted at the same time with the intention of Inning two symmetrical trees in the future. The top of the main trunk of one of those trees was recently damaged, broken off...
Washington Outlook
Since the last issue of American Forests, climate change has continued to dominate the policy landscape for forest conservation issues. Congressional activity moved to the Senate, and the Obama Administration took steps to clarify U.S. commitments...
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