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. 108, No. 4, Winter

A Champion for All Seasons
Sometime in the 16th century, a bur oak acorn sprouted in a shallow hollow on the rolling savannah of what is now called the Bluegrass Region of central Kentucky. By the time the Mayflower sailed, the young bur oak had grown large enough that it was...
A Hero for the Ages
One of my favorites among the historic trees whose descendents we cultivate at AMERICAN FOREST'S Historic Tree Nursery is one of the last remaining apple trees planted by John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. The tree itself is on the family...
A Light in the Forest
An experiment to prove a point instead spawns a partnership that's returning health to Colorado's woods. Story and photos by Jane Braxton Little The Ponderosa Pine Forest Partnership is a beacon Illuminating how rural communities can work with ecologists...
A Light in the Forest: An Experiment to Prove a Point Instead Spawns a Partnership That's Returning Health to Colorado's Woods. (Communities)
At first, Tom Colbert says, all he wanted to do was prove a simple point: "You can cut tree s and strn do the forest some good." What began as an almost desperate experiment in Montezuma County, Colorado, has gone far beyond breathing life into the...
A Path Encircling Harlandale
This San Antonio-area youth group plants an investment in the future. By CJ Lockman Hall In 1996 when the Rev. Dr. Allan F. Cope began his appointment at Trinity Lutheran Church in Harlandale, Texas, he found a community badly in need of loving care....
A Path Encircling Harlandale: This San Antonio-Area Youth Group Plants an Investment in the Future. (Earthkeepers)
In 1996 when the Rev. Dr. Allan F. Cope began his appointment at Trinity Lutheran Church in Harlandale, Texas, be found a community badly in need of loving care. The inner-city San Antonio community was grappling with a transient population, a crumbling...
Greener San Antonio
Greater San Antonio is saving more than $70 million annually from its urban tree canopy, according to a new study by AMERICAN FORESTS. AMERICAN FORESTS' Urban Ecosystem Analysis (UEA) analyzed tree cover in terms of its benefits to stormwater management,...
Greener San Antonio. (Clippings)
Greater San Antonio is saving more than $70 million annually from its urban tree canopy, according to a new study by AMERICAN FORESTS. AMERICAN FORESTS' Urban Ecosystem Analysis (UEA) analyzed tree cover in terms of its benefits to stormwater management,...
Kilmer Plants a Milestone
"Holy Cow, Batman! This place needs some trees!" Well, OK, the conversation didn't go exactly like that, but AMERICAN FORESTS didn't say no when Hollywood leading man-and former "Batman Forever" star-Val Kilmer pitched in to help plant the 20 millionth...
Letters
BLACK SPOTS ON MAPLES? Tree Doctor: I have two maple trees on my property and both have developed big black spots on the leaves. I heard somewhere that this is a disease of some sort. Is it, and if so, is there any way to cure it? P Shaffer ...
More Trees for Colorado
What do trees, kids, veggie meals, and an organic supermarket have in common? In Colorado, it's an effort to plant trees to educate schoolchildren and help the state recover from this year's devastating wildfires. During tree plantings at Carlos M. Cole...
More Trees for Colorado. (Clippings)
What do trees, kids, veggie meals, and an organic supermarket have in common? In Colorado, it's an effort to plant trees to educate schoolchildren and help the state recover from this year's devastating wildfires. During tree plantings at Carlos...
News from the World of Trees. (Clippings)
KILMER PLANTS A MILESTONE "Holy Cow, Batman! This place needs some trees!" Well, OK, the conversation didn't go exactly like that, but AMERICAN FORESTS didn't say no when Hollywood leading man--and former "Batman Forever" star--Val Kilmer pitched...
Oak Disease's Latest Victims
University of California researchers recently reported that two more of the state's trees-coast redwood and Douglas-fir-are susceptible to Sudden Oak Death (SOD), a disease caused by the pathogen Phytophthora ramorum. This summer scientists were testing...
Oak Disease's Latest Victims. (Clippings)
University of California researchers recently reported that two more of the state's trees--coast redwood and Douglas-fir--are susceptible to Sudden Oak Death (SOD), a disease caused by the pathogen Phytophthora ramorum. This summer scientists were...
Partnership Plans South Africa Trip
AMERICAN FORESTS is teaming up with People to People Ambassador Programs to develop and lead annual forestry delegations to forested areas around the world. After a successful excursion to China in 2001, the two organizations are planning a trip to South...
Partnership Plans South Africa Trip. (Clippings)
AMERICAN FORESTS is teaming up with People to People Ambassador Programs to develop and lead annual forestry delegations to forested areas around the world. After a successful excursion to China in 2001, the two organizations are planning a trip to...
Preserving Natural Florida
It was an improbable task. Travel to the heart of north Florida's largest city and find wilderness. With maps in hand and some vague directions, I headed into Jacksonville past a skyline of tall buildings, turning before the wide St. Johns River, the...
Protecting Seattle's Landmark Madrones
CLIPPINGS On the steep bluffs north of downtown Seattle grows an impressive array of what is arguably the Pacific Northwest's most beautiful arboreal treasures: the Pacific madrone. Also known as arbutus or madrona, these large, red-barked trees cling...
Protecting Seattle's Landmark Madrones. (Clippings)
On the steep bluffs north of downtown Seattle grows an impressive array of what is arguably the Pacific Northwest's most beautiful arboreal treasures: the Pacific madrone. Also known as arbutus or madrona, these large, red-barked trees cling to the...
Rebuilding Daniel Boone's Footsteps
CLIPPINGS Most park rangers cringe at the thought of construction equipment in their forests. But the staff at Tennessee's Cumberland Gap National Historical Park enthusiastically greeted backhoes and earthmovers in spring 2001 because of what their...
Rebuilding Daniel Boone's Footsteps. (Clippings)
Most park rangers cringe at the thought of construction equipment in their forests. But the staff at Tennessee's Cumberland Gap National Historical Park enthusiastically greeted backhoes and earthmovers in spring 2001 because of what their arrival...
The Adaptable Apple
Come back, Johnny Appleseed. Much as we all love apples, people just don't plant apple trees in their yards as often as they did a few generations back. While we can now buy a fair number of varieties in the grocery store all year round, none taste as...
The Adaptable Apple. (in Profile)
Come back, Johnny Appleseed. Much as we all love apples, people just don't plant apple trees in their yards as often as they did a few generations back. While we can now buy a fair number of varieties in the grocery store all year round, none taste...
The Face of the Future
The United States and Sweden share the same goals for the environment. We can learn from each other's means of getting there. Story and photos by Cheryl Kollin Flying into Stockholm, Sweden, I could see why it's called a green and blue city. Where Lake...
The Face of the Future: The United States and Sweden Share the Same Goals for the Environment. We Can Learn from Each Other's Means of Getting There. (Perspectives)
Flying into Stockholm, Sweden, I could see why it's called a green and blue city. Where Lake Malaren meets the Baltic Sea lies a beautiful and spacious city filled with green space. Built across 14 islands, Stockholm gained its well-deserved reputation...
The Heading of Los Alamos: As Residents Recover from 2000's Devastating Wildfire, Trees Are a Symbol of All That They Lost-And What They Hope to Restore
As twilight fell across the peak of New Mexico's Cerro Grande mountain that May night in 2000, an ignition team for the National Park Service began setting small fires aimed at thinning the overstocked forest. But what began as a routine prescribed...
The Healing of Los Alamos
As twilight fell across the peak of New Mexico's Cerro Grande mountain that May night in 2000, an ignition team for the National Park Service began setting small fires aimed at thinning the overstocked forest. But what began as a routine prescribed burn...
Time to Step Up to the Middle
What's the best gift we can give the environment in 2003? How about a breather? A friend of mine used to say that we need people at the extremes so we can find a place to work in the middle. I've been thinking about her words lately and wishing there...
Time to Step Up to the Middle: What's the Best Gift We Can Give the Environment in 2003? How about a Breather? (Editorial)
A friend of mine used to say that we need people at the extremes so we can find a place to work in the middle. I've been thinking about her Words lately and wishing there were more people at work in the middle of the mess that is our environmental...
Trees Offer Solace for Arlington
Arlington County, Virginia, is planting living memorials for the victims of the September 11 attack on the Pentagon. In early December, AMERICAN FORESTS joined county officials to plant a small grove of 11 maples and oaks at a condominium a few miles...
Trees Offer Solace for Arlington. (Clippings)
Arlington County, Virginia, is planting living memorials for the victims of the September 11 attack on the Pentagon. In early December, AMERICAN FORESTs joined county officials to plant a small grove of 11 maples and oaks at a condominium a few miles...
Washington Outlook
The 107th Congress closed with a flurry of activity on forest policy issues driven by concerns about wildfire management. But in the end, bigger policy questions and the political dynamics of an election year squelched attempts at bipartisan action....
Water Logged
Logging always seems to engender debate, but in communities along the Ottawa River in Canada, the practice has taken on a less controversial, more environmentally sound tone. A Canadian-based company, Logs End Inc., is going underwater to recover lost...
Water Logged. (Clippings)
Logging always seems to engender debate, but in communities along the Ottawa River in Canada, the practice has taken on a less controversial, more environmentally sound tone. A Canadian-based company, Logs End Inc., is going underwater to recover...
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