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. 114, No. 2, Summer

130 Years Later, a New Challenge
With the U.S. Forest Service, we are forging a new partnership to rebuild natural systems while continuing to build human networks.More than 130 years ago AMERICAN FORESTS realized new public policies were needed to address the reckless degrading of...
2007 Annual Report
This year, American Forests launched a new initiative to fundamentally change the way we think about forests and the environment in general. We call it a New Framework. More than 130 years ago the nation's forests had a critical need for scientific forest...
CONSERVATION'S New Conversation
In the Face of Unrelenting Development: How to Keep Forests in Forest?Don't blink! By the time you open your eyes, an acre of open space in America will be gone: Plowed under, paved over, and built on.It might be the grassy meadow where your kids play....
From Silly Putty to Sycamores
PEOPLE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR TREES AND FORESTSWith creative and forward thinking 8-year-olds like this one, the future for the environmental community looks bright. by Katrina IerardiAt an age when most children's conerns revolve around cartoons...
Good News on Oak Deaths?
After years of horror stories, there may finally be some good news on the sudden oak death front. Two sets of researchers, looking at different aspects of the killing organism, say they think they know where it originated and perhaps how to limit its...
Letters
'MONSTER' TREE DOWN TO SIZEeditor: In the 2008 edition of the National Register of Big Trees (American Forests, Spring 2008), page 22, there is a monster tree listed for California white fir (Abies concolor var lowiana) with a crown spread of 391 feet....
News of Note
* Beetles Close ParksIn Colorado, a pine beetle epidemic will force the closure or delayed opening of national parks and forests until thousands of dead trees can be removed, according to the Rocky Mountain News. U.S. Forest Service officials say they...
Rising from the Ashes
Wildfires in the summer of 2007 transformed the ancient, beautiful landscape of Greece into a blazing inferno. More than 60 people died, and people worldwide feared the loss of artifacts at sites that date back to 900 BC. The fires covered more than...
Rowing to Save a Shoreline
The wooden oars sliced through the Rappahannock's smooth surface as we traveled, dripping sweat, at the slowest of clips past unbroken stretches of wooded shoreline. Shades of green emerged from the haze as we drew near. With no breeze to set the sails...
Tending the Web of Life
WORKING TOGETHER FOR A HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENTThis Global ReLeaf tree-planting project in Honduras is helping villagers improve their environment-and their lives.Hurricane Mitch may have battered the forests of Honduras, but it met its match in Roy Lara,...
Tree Doctor * Howard Burnett
Paper Birvh ProblemsQ: My landscaper planted a 20-foot paper birch for me last fall. After our rather serious winter it is slow to leaf out. Each of the three trunks is finally showing some green, but it looks far from healthy. Should I give it some...
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