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. 101, No. 7-8, July

Before the Mast
This is the story of a historic wooden sailing boat and a majestic tree that was growing tall before the American Revolution. It's also about an environmentalist whose decisions will affect the fate of both.It began two summers ago when a worker on the...
Caribou and You
A Woodland Caribou nibbles lichen from the branch of an ancient Douglas-fir, its hooves making wide craters in the snow. Only 50 of its kind roam the old-growth forests of Idaho's Selkirk Mountains, the last remnants of a U.S. population hit hard by...
F.A.C.E.-Ing the Future
They go to grade school during the day, play pee-wee sports in the afternoon, and in their free time take action to save the earth. They are members of Kids F.A.C.E. (Kids For A Clean Environment), and through their imagination, hard work, and dedication,...
Fighting Fire with Fire
I thought fire season had ended. But the scent of pine smoke in my nostrils late last October told me something different.Deep in Oregon's ponderosa paradise on Winema National Forest, my wife Maurine and I had just finished flagging a new interpretive...
Giving Releaf to Mother Earth
AMERICAN FORESTS helped people help the environment in many ways on the 25th anniversary of Earth Day. From an environmental walk in Miami and a nationally televised program on planting trees at home to the sale of historic trees at building supply stores...
How Barns & Backlots Get Nibbled to Nothing by Tax Codes
Many people seemed shocked to discover that millions of acres formerly worked for pastures and crops by rural American families have become forests owned by urban people. The news not reported is that the tax policies and economic pressures that converted...
PB: The Smoking Gun
One of the major concerns associated with the current forest-health situation in the Western United States is the almost-certain occurrence of large, intense wildfires across much of the region. The main remedies to reduce the risk, as suggested by forest...
Pruning Red Tape in the Urban Forest
In 1991 when Felix Arias moved to a public housing project in an Hispanic neighborhood on Manhattan's east side, he would see four or five people sitting in chairs under each of the trees on his block. The shade offered the only relief from summer's...
Restaking the Claim
A county commissioner in remote Nye County, Nevada, climbs aboard a D-7 bulldozer and reopens 400 feet of closed road within Toiyabe National Forest, as a Fourth of July crowd watches with admiration. in the process, he nearly mows down two Forest Service...
Salvaging the Forest Health Issue
For forestry issues on Capitol Hill, the first six months of this new Congress have been dominated by an old controversy: salvage logging. A major appropriations bill, which included provisions to greatly accelerate the practice, died when Congress did...
T Dog Named Branch
My Country relative, Uncle Merritt, used to have a dog that he was absolutely devoted to. Branch went everywhere Merritt went except to church and the grocery store. Branch was well fed, well housed, and well medicated.Aunt Fredonia ("Aunty ) Fred" to...
To Take Up the Torch
Just north of interstate 70 in the Colorado rockies rise the now-charred slopes of storm king mountain. There at 4 P.M. on July 6, 1994, a wall of flame 300 feet high swept uphill, snuffing the lives of 14 firefighters.The mountain seems an unlikely...
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