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. 116, No. 2, Summer

1910 Fires: Still Burning
The 1910 fire season in the Northern Rockies was burned deeply into the consciousness of American firefighters and foresters. But according to experts, the fire that we recognize 100 years later as the largest and most significant in history may not...
Battle with the Beetles Continues
We have published many stories about the extensive damage to western forests by mountain pine beetles (see Autumn 2010 cover story). We thought it was time to update our readers on the efforts and events that have taken place recently in the ongoing...
Climate Change: It's Official
Amid email scandals and obviously changing weather patterns, a great many people are still asking the question: Is climate change real? In May, two years after a request from Congress for more information on climate change, the National Academy of Sciences...
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QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY THE DAVEY TREE EXPERT CO.Tree DoctorMeasuring A ChampQ: I've read the following: "World champions trees are determined by a point system based on height, trunk size and crown spread." Could you tell me what tools are needed to do...
Johnny Appleseed Birthday Tour
John "Appleseed" Chapman, one of America's most beloved cultural icons, was born in Leominster, Massachusetts in 1774. More than a folklore legend, he was a naturalist, a humanitarian, and a skilled nurseryman with a pioneer's spirit.In the 1790s Chapman...
Logging Debris vs. Invasives
Numerous studies describe the impact of logging on the landscape and soil, but very little information exists concerning the impact of either removing or leaving logging debris. Research forester Tim Harrington and Virginia Tech professor Stephen Schoenholtz...
Looking Back
With our next anniversary around the corner, AMERICAN FORESTS reflects on 135 years of conservation influence and action.One hundred and thirty five years ago this September 10th, a group of citizens concerned about the rampant loss of forests and major...
New Jobs Heal Old Wounds
Environmental restoration is putting unemployed Oregonians back to work.There persists a palpable climate of loss and longing in the rural timber country of Oregon that only intensified as the sub-prime mortgage crisis and the latest recession sabotaged...
Oil's Latest Victim
Without question, the biggest item in environmental news this year has been the oil spill in the Gulf. While the damage it has caused to oceanic life has been devastating, it is unfortunately not limited to the ocean. The ou has spread, reaching the...
Pennsylvania Avenue
Historic Trees & Gardens of 1600It's summertime at the White House. The lemon-sweet fragrance of Andrew Jackson's magnolias drifts up and around the Truman Balcony, wafting over the Rose Garden. Tourists from around the world gather behind the black-iron...
Restoring Damaged Lands
Nurseries put in place for the logging industry are now responsible for restoring native species to national forests across the country. - by Jane Braxton LittleIn a back room at the U.S. Forest Service nursery in Placerville, California, dozens of small...
Sustaining the Warbler Recovery
Since the very first Global ReLeaf project, AMERICAN FORESTS has had a connection to a tiny, yellow-breasted songbird called the Kirtland's warbler. The habitat needs of this rare, ground-nesting bird are complex - stands of jack pine are not enough....
Textbooks for Trees
Right now, we're all basking in the sun and fun of another summer. But back to school is just around the corner. That means it's time for back-to-school shopping: pens, notepads, calculators, and above all, textbooks.With all the costs of going to school,...
This Tree Counts!
Nature enthusiast and children's author Alison Ashley Fermento is encouraging today's youth to appreciate what trees have to offer.II have always, always loved trees," says journalist, nature enthusiast, educator, and author Allson Ashley Formento. Formento's...
Twice as Many in Half the Time
The environment is in need of more trees than ever, and AMERICAN FORESTS is stepping up to the challenge.This spring, we announced that 2010 would be another banner year for Global ReLeaf- that we would be planting 4.8 million trees in 43 projects in...
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