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. 105, No. 3, Autumn

A Historic Save
On a fall afternoon in 1997, Jeff Meyer, project director for fOT AMERICAN FORESTS' Famous & Historic Trees, gathered red, ripe magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) seeds from a towering tree at The Hermitage in Tennessee. The tree had been standing guard...
Ask the Tree Doctor
Don't know when to prune? Curious about lobed leaves? Have no fear-- the Tree Doctor is here. Q: My neighbor has been cutting down his trees because he says they shed and make a mess. I live in a crowded, overpopulated suburban area. I told him I was...
Atlanta: Reining in Sprawl
AMERICAN FORESTS recently spoke to Joel Cowan, chairman of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA), about the issues facing Atlanta as it grows and develops. Cowan, an Atlanta business and civic leader, cofounded Peachtree City and serves...
Big Wonder
With a little help from nature, "Mendocino Tree," a 600- to 800-year-- old coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) was recently crowned the world's tallest living thing. The 367.5-foot behemoth in Ukiah, California's Montgomery Woods State Reserve was declared...
Bugged
Bark beetles are decimating Alaska's spruce and bringing together the most unlikely of partners. Story and photos by Jane Braxton Little Rick Smeriglio is thrashing through thigh-deep snow, batting at the fresh flakes falling on the forest, and talking...
Communities Testify before Senate
On June 30 the Senate Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management held a general oversight hearing on US Forest Service Economic Action Programs (EAP). The goal: to assess the impact of EAPs during their first 10 years...
Fungus Threatens Pines Worldwide
Californians have always admired the Monterey pines that tower over their coasts and hillsides. Now a deadly fungus threatens to eradicate them from their native range. No one knows how pitch canker, a fungal disease native to the Southeast and Mexico,...
How American Forests Can Help You Stop Sprawl
These five steps outline an effective way to return the green to your community in both trees and dollars. AMERICAN FORESTS is committed to supporting community efforts to halt sprawl, and we offer products, services, people, and advice that will help...
Humans Make Forest Blush
New England's world-renowned quilted canopy of yellows, oranges, and russets is fast becoming a blanket of red. Shifts in the ecology of eastern deciduous woodlands are triggering the change, according to a recent report in The New York Times. The aggressive...
Letters
TREE FOIBLES? editor: On the cover photo of the spring issue someone misidentified the two prominent trees as "dogwood and cherry blossoms." They are really dogwoods and redbud (Cersis americana sp.) blossoms. John Purgason via e-mail editor's response:...
News of Note
The Brazilian rainforest is being destroyed twice as quickly as previously thought. according tn new research. Ecologist Daniel Nepstad of Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts conducted studies with aircraft and logging records and found that...
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