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. 112, No. 1, Spring

An Olympic Undertaking
In the holy grail of arborism, in search of a national champ.My father often admonished, "Son, nothing worthwhile comes easily." Lottery winners might take exception to this dictum, but in the realm of big tree hunting, Dad's advice rings true. As I...
Arid Advocate
EARTHKEEPERSPEOPLE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR TREES AND FORESTSDeserts, wildfires, shrubby species, amazing finds: such is the life of Arizona Big Tree Coordinator.As a kid growing up in the Southern Appalachians I loved the forests and was interested...
Building Leopold's Legacy
COMMUNICATIESWORKING TOGETHER FOR A HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENTPines celebrated in a conservation classic have outlived the author and conservationist. As they age, they shape his legacy in a different way.On the surface, an orange slash gives a simple order:...
Championing All Our Trees
R. Douglas Cowan, Chairman and CEO, The Davey Tree Expert CompanyChampion! That word signifies the best of the best. And national champion Big Trees don't disappoint. They are vivid reminders of the wonder that is nature's gift.We identify and protect...
Changing the Paradigm
Historical trends and the search for environmental and economic interdependence.Eco-urbanism. Smart Growth. Sustainability. Natural capitalism. Buzz words for 21st century environmental action, these labels elicit avid support, scornful opposition, or...
Deal Inked for Private Land Save
International Paper (IP) has joined with two conservation groups to protect 218,000 acres of forest across 10 states. IP calls it the largest private land conservation sale in the history of the South and one of the largest nationwide.Under the agreement,...
Economics of Forest Restoration
The case for careful logging is made by a father and son team that aims to leave things better than it found them. Story and photos by Spencer BeebePERSPECTIVESSEARCHING FOR COMMON GROUND IN A COMPLEX WORLDBelow is a picture of Jerry Magera and his son...
Empty Thrones
They are out there. Some may live their entire lives without ever being seen by human eyes. Others may live among us, seen by thousands yet unrecognized, like royalty dressed as paupers. They are the biggest trees of their kind but they cannot lay claim...
From Orangutans to Eagles
from tne world of News TreesCLIPPINGSINFORMATION TO AMUSE, ENLIGHTEN, AND INSPIREFor the 17th year, AMERICAN FORESTS is helping communities around the world restore tree cover through its Global ReLeaf Forests program. One million trees will be planted...
How to Nominate a Big Tree
Requirements } For each nomination AMERICAN FORESTS needs the following information:1. Correct name of the species or variety (only U.S. native and naturalized species are eligible). If you need help with identification, call your state big tree coordinator...
Letters
FORUMYOUR MEMBER-TO-MEMBER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKFORESTS SAVE MURRULETS TOOeditor: I read the article on the ivorybilled woodpecker in the latest issue with great interest and enjoyment. It is good to see something so rare and wonderful coming back.In...
Nature's Tipping Point
Combating global climate change must include trees.EDITORIALGlobal climate change is once again making headlines, but this time with a difference. It used to be those who were talking about the reality of global warming who were marginalized; now that...
New Champs in Height and Breath
General Sherman gets smaller, mega-trees switch places, people are one with trees. Read on for the latest from the world of really big trees.You are a big tree. Well, part of you is anyway. No, really. TMs is not some flaky New Age crystal thing. This...
News of Note
* In an effort to curb waste of scarce timber resources, China has announced it is imposing a 5 percent tax on disposable chopsticks, according to the Taipei Times. China makes about 15 billion pairs of the popular, throwaway chopsticks every year.*...
Plant a Famous Tree
You can celebrate the beauty of nature and make a wise investment in your yard by planting a tree. Trees work hard for the earth, purifying the air and water, slowing runoff and cooling our homes. Plus they add property value, look beautiful, and make...
Transitions
Saluting: Tree lover and Pulitzer-prize winning poet W.S. Merwin, who won the 2005 National Book Award for Poetry for Migration: New and Selected Poems. Merwin was profiled as an Earthkeeper in the Winter 2005 issue of American Forests for his work in...
Tree Doctor * Howard Burnett
Q: How can I tell if a bush is a male or female holly when I buy it?Scott fie Suzanne Wahl, via e-mailA: As far as I know there is no way, short of microscopic gene analysis, to tell the sex of a young holly. However, most nurseries that sell hollies...
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