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. 110, No. 2, Summer

A Flood of CONCERN IN ROANOKE
URBAN ECOSYSTEM ANALYSIS: ROANOKE, VIRGINIAAFTER AN URBAN ECOSYSTEM ANALYSIS, OFFICIALS AGREE INCREASING TREE COVER IS THE BEST WAY TO ALLEVIATE LONG-STANDING PROBLEMS.Roanoke, Virginia, sits at the headwaters of three major water systems: the New River...
A Man of Las Humanas
George Ramirez's efforts are bringing solid training and steady work to one of New Mexico's overstocked forests.George Ramirez lives in the small town of Manzano, about 60 miles south of Albuquerque. Manzano is a Spanish land grant community where residents...
A Mission for Monarchs
HOW TREE PLANTING IN MEXICO CAN HELP SAVE THESE FLYING JEWELS.Jose Luis Alvarez insists that he is, first and foremost, a tree man. His nursery, Vivero Hacienda La Cruz, is located on one of the most fertile grounds in the central-Mexican state of Michoacan....
A Tree of Literary Genius
HIGHLIGHTING HISTORIC TREES-BY JEFF MEYERIn the mid-1800s Henry David Thoreau wasn't exactly a revered celebrity among the good folks of Concord, Massachusetts. He was a local fellow who couldn't cut it as a teacher, thought of himself as a writer, occasionally...
Big Tree Travel
The inside scoop on who has the most big trees and where to find champs when you might least expect to.If you're looking to maximize your big tree viewing pleasure, our best advice is head west or south, since that's where you'll find the top five states...
Jack Ward Thomas: The Journals of a Forest Service Chief
Jack Ward Thomas: The Journals of a Forest Service Chief edited by Harold K. Steen. $30.00. Univ. of Washington Press with Forest History Society, 2004.This is living history at its best, an intimate glimpse into the life of a man whose dedication to...
News of Note
* The enhanced CD "Spirit Woods: Traditional Stories and Songs of Forests and Trees" is available from the North Dakota Forest Service and North Dakota Council on the Arts. The CD features traditional Norwegian, German-Russian, Irish, and Native American...
Planting Earnhardt's Forest
To many, Dale Earnhardt was the consummate athlete: cold, poker eyes hidden behind dark glasses, dedication and drive beyond any of his competitors, a winner's instinct and immeasurable prowess on the track. Yet to those who knew him personally, Earnhardt...
Restoring Prospect Park
In the 1860s, Fredrick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's vision of forested spaces for urban dwellers led to the creation of many gorgeous parks, including the magnificent 526-acre Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York. Except for the Terminal Moraine boulders...
Some Advice for November
Words of wisdom for the men who would be president: Let the forests work for us.The mood of anticipation is high in Washington, DC, as we move towards the presidential elections this fall. AMERICAN FORESTS is proud of our work with every presidential...
Start Spreading the News
New York has stepped up its greening efforts with an initiative aimed at replanting trees in five cities: Syracuse, Binghamton, Buffalo, Rochester, and Poughkeepsie. The Urban Forestry Initiative has received the blessing of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton...
The Colorful Red Maple
IN PROFILEHIGHLIGHTING NOTABLE TREES-BY JEFF BALLFor the past 100 years the red maple (Acer rubrum) has been considered a star both in the forest and in the home landscape.In the home landscape, red maple has long been the most popular tree sold by landscapers...
Transitions
Mourning: William E. "Bill" Towell, 88, of Southern Pines, North Carolina, who died May 2. Towel], who had an illustrious career in resource conservation, served as executive vice president of AMERICAN FORESTS from 1967-1978. Towell also authored many...
Trees at Sea
Think trees at sea next spring, when AMERICAN FORESTS joins Cunard's flagship Queen Mary 2 for a flower and garden-themed trip across "the big pond." Sailing from New York City on Saturday, May 28, the seven-day, sixnight cruise to London, England, will...
Urban Trees' Afterlife
Every time a tree falls or is cut in the city two things typically happen: part of the tree is ground up into woodchips and part is saved for firewood. Quite often, trees end up in city landfills after being severed into manageable pieces, which precludes...
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