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. 111, No. 1, Spring

Afterburn
Wildfire has destroyed forests across the West. Help Is needed to restore the life-giving "natural capital" they provide.Wildfires are changing the landscape across the country and often not for the better. A long-standing policy of putting out all forest...
A Trio of Living Fossils
In these days of cultivars and hybrids, it's important to appreciate nature's unadulterated artistry. Dawn redwood, ginkgo, and sweetgum are among the remarkable tree species that have outlived dinosaurs, survived the Ice Age, and remain unchanged to...
Big Picture Needed, Please
Lost in this year's budget tangle is the realization that the share for natural resources and the environment just keeps getting smaller.The Administration and Congress are engaged in heated discussions over the FY 2006 budget, with a major political...
Building Greener, Building Smarter
The winds of change are blowing through the building community, fueled by consumer demand and discerning practitioners.When Sarah Gutterman describes one of her environmentally friendly homes, she's doing more than selling recycled wood and a few shade...
Certified Wood: EGO-FAD OR EVERLASTING?
Want to back sustainable forests and natural capital when you reach for lumber? A look at what those symbols mean and where the movement's headed.The term "certified wood" can seem a bit cold and clinical, especially when you consider the wide range...
Greening the National Map
A new feature allows this compilation of country-wide geographic data to show communities just how their land cover is changing.The memory of September 11 brings to mind images of tragedy and concerns about national security. But in some parts of the...
Honoring Roosa and His Moon Trees
News from the world of TreesCol. Stuart A. Roosa, the astronaut and smoke-jumper who carried tree seeds to the moon and back aboard Apollo 14, was remembered along with other astronauts with the planting of a 6-foot descendant of his Moon Trees at Arlington...
Letters
SOME THINGS DON'T CHANGEDeborah Gangloff: I found the enclosed June 1927 issue of American Forests and Forest Life in an antique store in Greencastle, Pennsylvania. I don't know how complete your archives are, so I bought it for you.Some remarkable changes...
News of Note
* The U.S. Forest Service has said it will charge a Washington state teenager for the cost of fighting a $10 million wildfire that burned 16,000 acres. The 18-year-old was cited for operating an offroad vehicle without a spark arrester, Forests &...
Rich-Er by 1,000 Trees
Destruction spurs teen to form a nonprofit and recreate a forest.Sixteen-year-old Matthew Rich felt devastated when he watched bulldozers pushing over 100-year-old walnut trees in the subdivision where he and his family lived in Concord, North Carolina....
Transitions
Mourning: Thomas Huntington Ripley, 77, who died in February in Tennessee. Ripley, a former president of AMERICAN FORESTS and 1992 recipient of the John Aston Warder Award for his service to the profession, was deputy commissioner of conservation for...
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