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. 107, No. 1, Spring

Ask the Tree Doctor
Don't know when to prune? Curious about lobed leaves? Have no fear-the Tree Doctor is here. Q: Within the last year I noticed a thinning of the foliage on a maple in my backyard, as some branches have stopped growing leaves. Does it mean the tree is...
Feds War over Woods
The Cold War has ended, so let's call this one the Canopy War. Seems the National Park Service and the U.S. Air Force have been engaging in a little long-term head-butting over trees that buffer Andrews Air Force Base's runways from the adjacent commuter-laden...
George Perkins Marsh: Prophet of Conservation
George Perkins Marsh: Prophet of Conservation by David Lowenthal, $40. University of Washington Press, 2000. After undertaking a revision of his 1958 book George Perkins Marsh, Versatile Vermonter, author David Lowenthal soon realized his 40 years of...
Houston Checks Its Green
CLIPPINGS "Armed with statistics like these, we can no longer ignore the fact that trees must be considered as part of our infrastructure. We now have a tool to quantify the value of our trees." That from developer Ed Wulfe during a Houston news conference...
Letters
NOT ALL SPECIES NEED FIRE editor: I believe you were misleading in your article titled "Burning Issues" in the Winter 2000 issue of American Forests. This article conveys the impression that all forests should be periodically burned; this is not true....
News of Note
* The U.S. Forest Service is hiring 3,500 firefighters to support a new national fire plan that outlines Forest Service responsibilities in controlling catastrophic wildfire threats, the agency says. Up to 1,000 of the new positions will be permanent,...
Restoring Ecosystems in 2001
For the 11th consecutive year, AMERICAN FORESTS' Global ReLeaf Center will plant hundreds of thousands of trees in ecosystem restoration projects across the United States and around the world. This year, close to 4 million trees will be planted in more...
Spring Renewal
A seasonal look at tree planters, memorials to war and peace, and-in Washington, DC-a new administration. May the trees we plant say thank you to those who served and those who suffered, and may they signify our fervent wish that no other generation...
Storms, Chainsaws Threaten Notable Trees
Environmentalists discovered a 32-inch gash reaching 19 feet around the tree's base. Severe storms and vandals with chainsaws have threatened the lives of several notable trees. The most notorious case involves "Luna," a 200-foot-tall redwood in Humboldt...
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