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. 104, No. 4, Winter

A Quick Look: Four Global Releaf Sites
SAMMAMISH RIVER Where: Western Washington state, near Redmond Size: 14 miles Global Releaf Fund site: 1/2 mile of riverbank Trees Planted: More than 13,000 native trees and shrubs: Douglas-fir, sitka spruce, various willow, bigleaf maple, Oregon ash,...
Arguing for Accord
What's best for the woods depends on who you ask. So why bring together the people who disagree the most? High on a hillside in the northern Sierra Nevada, an afternoon debate is raging through the ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir over how to manage...
Is Puget Sound in Peril?
An alluring mix of beauty and business is putting the squeeze on the nation's largest estuary. Beauty is the Puget Sound basin's blessing - and its curse. With a mosaic of forest, mountain, harbor, and skyscraper almost too alluring for its own...
Leap of Faith
The race to save the environment is lined with big hurdles, including working with unlikely partners. These tree planters have good track records. CROSSING THE LINE: THE SAMMAMISH WATERSHED FORUM For thousands of years the crystal clear waters...
Letters
FORESTRY FROM A TO ZZZZZ editor: I question your assertion that the majority of AMERICAN FORESTS members in the past worked in the forests and that today most are less connected to the land. I have always lived in the city-and I am a long-time member....
Meet the Treetures
Today's botany lesson comes wrapped in fur and geared toward a younger crowd. hen Judith Blau lists the influences that shaped her career path, some will loom larger than others. That's because the successful toy inventor and author's life work is rooted...
News from the World of Trees: The Big Picture
Think you have "big plans" for the millennium? One Frenchman knows he does-a goal of photographing 100 of the world's largest and most famous trees and projecting life-sized pictures of them onto public buildings. Last August French photographer Jerome...
Roanoke Rising
With enough people sharing the vision, mountain forest and urban forest are once again moving closer to becoming one and the same. Where progress meets the Parkway, the challenge is to balance economics and ecological health. Here's why this city's...
Ten Years and Counting
When it comes to tree planting, stone soup and strange bedfellows make for good partnerships. When we launched our Global ReLeaf tree planting campaign 10 years ago, it was really more about people than trees. The impact people have had on our planet...
The Lumpers VS the Splitters
To paraphrase an old saying, Hell hath no fury like a Big Tree dethroned. That fury is swirling in Georgia, which has rallied behind the cause of the former national champion Darlington oak, removed from the list of eligible species in AMERICAN FORESTS'...
The New Battleground
In the war on global warming, experts agree: Trees pack an impressive punch. In Wisconsin's Black River State Forest, Illinois's Cache River, and Oregon's Applegate Valley, private companies, foundations, and individuals are teaming with public...
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