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. 2, Summer

2008 Annual Report
American Forests' mission is to grow a healthier world by working with communities that plant trees to restore and maintain forest ecosystems. Our work encompasses tree planting though our Global ReLeaf campaign, calculating the value of urban ecosystems,...
Agents of Change
Students at Silver Springs Elementary School in Northville, Michigan worked hard throughout the month of March to raise funds to plant trees. The money itself came from a reading program, but that was just one part of the many activities that these eco-conscious...
CONGAREE: Where the Trees Are Still Tall
The story of an adventure tnrough the giant and undisturbed forests of Congaree National Park.-Story and Photos by Whit Bronaugh-For the second time in 30 minutes my way was blocked by a swamp. But what did I expect? I was bushwhacking to find the biggest...
Cuyamaca: A Forest First for Climate Change
AMERICAN FORESTS pioneered the practice of planting trees to address climate change with the launch of Global ReLeaf in 1988. Since passage of its landmark Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act in 2002, the state of California has been at the forefront of the...
Go See a Champion
Take a road trip to seek out the biggest trees in the nation! Story and photos by Whit BronaughIn the process of seeking out some 200 national champion trees to photograph, write about, appreciate, and sometimes nominate, I have had my share of misadventures....
Letters
A PHOTO FROM THE PASTAmerican Forests: My father, Clarence Lewis, wrote for your magazine many years ago. In one of his articles in 1976, he used a photo of my son, Michael, who had climbed into one of my parents' trees. On another page of the article...
Surviving WILDFIRE
With millions going up in smoke to fight wildfires, ecosystems across the country are adapting to life with the threat and the reality of fire.In a scene that has become frighteningly familiar for residents across the West, a wall of fire roared through...
The Devil's Bargain
"We are stardust, Billion year old carbon, We are golden, Caught in the devil's bargain"Joni Mitchell, Woodstock 1969I doubt that 40 years ago, Joni Mitchell knew that carbon would become a devil's bargain in 2009. While carbon and climate change shouldn't...
Thermal Biomass: Burning for Acceptance
Advocates of modern wood combustion argue that the process could realistically provide one-third of the nation's heating needs, which would eliminate huge outlays for imported oil, plus cutting net contributions of carbon emissions.In the wild spring...
Tree Doctor * by the Davey Tree Expert Co
No More Apples?Q: I have a beautiful apple tree, but for a couple of years it has not been producing apples. In the summer the leaves die and fall off. What can I do?- Sharon. Via emailA: The lack of fruit is most likely a result of the tree defoliation,...
Trees in Albuquerque
"We are ready to design the future of trees in the City of Albuquerque. " - Mayor Martin J. ChávezThe City of Albuquerque, New Mexico's sustainability plan, spearheaded by Mayor Martin J. Chavez, provides the community with the vision and tools for energy...
Washington Outlook
Congress has responded aggressively to President Obama's February call for action on legislation to promote a clean-energy and low-carbon economy. The House, through the efforts of Representatives Henry Waxman [CA) and Ed Markey MA}, has developed the...
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