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. 100, No. 1-2, January

Florida's Flattened Ex-Champions
Hurricane Andrew may have set a record for wiping out record-holding big trees all at once. Champion after champion suffered terribly; many were downed. Several that lost their crowns when they toppled over now lie on their sides, sending out shoots.The...
Healing Hurting Lands
What do you do with weed-covered landfills, abandoned strip mines, streambanks denuded by overgrazing, timberlands planted with the wrong trees, lowlands drained for growing crops? Do you just neglect these damaged lands because they are devoid of economic...
How to Find Champions
Squish, squish, squish. My hiking shoes had filled up with water several miles back. I had come to the rainforests of Washington State's Olympic Mountains to photograph the champion western hemlock, and, wonder of wonders, it was raining. Again. But...
Madsonsforest
The place isn't really what I had in mind when I started a career in wildlife. My vision was a cabin in the whispering pines, a brook trout stream out back, a field of penstemon and larkspur for the dogs, and a snowy peak to fill the picture window....
National Register of Big Trees: The 1994 Edition
Whether we realize it or not, all of us share personal, local, or national historical connections with the trees around us. They are living links to our past. My childhood memories are peppered with the many times I climbed the now stately hemlock in...
Palminperil
FOR UNTOLD CENTURIES, the Sabal palm tree has thrived along what is now Florida's Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Native Americans are believed to have relied on the hardy palm for both food and shelter almost 10,000 years before the first European explorers...
Putting Trust Back into Forestry
The Santa Fe-based Forest Trust operates in a place where sound American forestry and a sense of history must go hand in hand. Consider one example:On June 6, 2967, 20 "Chicanos" (the politically correct term) armed with rifles and pistols stormed the...
Reviewing Resources -- from Gaia to Selfish Genes: Selected Writings in the Life Sciences Edited by Connie Barlow
From Gaia to Selfish Genes: Selected Writings in the Life Sciences, edited by Connie Barlow. MIT Press, 55 Hayward St., Cambridge, MA 02142-1399 (1993). Black-and-white illus., 273 pp. Softcover, $14.95.In her preface the editor says her childhood fascination...
Reviewing Resources -- Your Family's Land: Legacy or Memory, an Estate Planning Video Seminar to Reduce Fragmentation of Forest Land
Your Family's Land: Legacy or Memory, an Estate Planning Video Seminar to Reduce Fragmentation of Forest Land. Southern New England Forest Consortium, P.O. Box 760, Chepachet, RI 02814, 800/772-TREE (1993). 2.5-hour full-length version, 90-minute edited...
Thegrandpatree
Less than a half-mile from my boyhood home in West Allis, Wisconsin, stands a mighty willow. In fact, with a circumference of more than 400 inches--nearly 34 feet--this peachleaf willow is recognized as the largest tree of its species in the country.Though...
The Smallest of the Biggest
Imagine how Ned Fritz felt when he discovered a new national champion tree. He must have been amazed to find a specimen so tall he couldn't touch the top leaf. The trunk was so big he could barely fit his hand around it. Its crown could have shaded a...
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