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. 106, No. 3, Autumn

A Perilous FLIGHT
Rising out of Chesapeake Bay, Hart-Miller Island seems an unlikely hot spot for birds. Most of it is ringed by a 44-foot-high dike to hold mud dredged from Baltimore shipping channels. The mud is pumped inside giant dikes where it slowly bakes in the...
Ask the Tree Doctor
Don't know when to prune? Curious about lobed leaves? Have no fear--the Tree Doctor is here. Q: I heard that maples absorb carbon dioxide. Do you know if oaks and pines do too? Joan Smith, via e-mail A: All trees absorb [CO.sub.2] and break...
A Tree-Lined MEMORY LANE
On September 10, AMERICAN FORESTS marks 125 years of working on behalf of trees and forests. Our rich history has touched three centuries, beginning in 1875 with a gathering of citizens concerned about the waste of our nation's treasured forests. Throughout...
Give Me Liberty or Give Me.A Tree
In 1990 my friend Rick Grouse, who is senior vice president for marketing at AMERICAN FORESTS introduced me to a magnificent tree. The osage-orange, planted in the early 1800s at Red Hill, Patrick Henry's Virginia home, was at that time one of the...
Healthy Planet: Good Business
Tree planting offers companies a creative way to offset their carbon emissions. Every year, the United States pumps more than 1.4 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, contributing to a coming change in the planet's climate...
Lessons from Los Alamos
The prescribed burn that engulfed Los Alamos, New Mexico, and nearby towns in mid-May shows the importance of responsible forest management for communities near forested public and private lands. Using an approved plan, National Park officials ignited...
Making the Grade
AMERICAN FORESTS' "A Tree For Every Child" program is off and running. Teachers and kids tell us what they like. "Every day [my students] move me so by their contributions--not getting ice cream at lunch, emptying their piggy banks, asking their...
Millnnium Planting Commemorates D-Day
On a sun-filled day in early June, representatives from AMERICAN FORESTS joined officials to honor World War II veterans of the Normandy Invasion by planting a Dwight D. Eisenhower Green Ash at the French Embassy in Washington, DC. The three-ton...
New Program, New Millennium
A new program from AMERICAN FORESTS lets the public nominate historic trees for inclusion in a national Register. The new National Register of Historic Trees is meant as a repository of information about locally, regionally, or nationally significant...
On the Last of 9 Lives
The Siberian tiger has almost vanished from the Russian far East. To survive, it needs habitat-and that means trees. Today we will see tiger tracks." It was the second of our six days in the Russian Far East touring the site of our most unique Global...
Opinion: Ipcc Report
"Land Use, Land-use Change, and Forestry," the recently released special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, will inform the debates over the Kyoto Protocol but will not resolve the political questions raised by the agreement....
Our Third Century of Influence
AMERICAN FORESTS celebrates 125 years of advocating for trees and forests-and the people who care for them. It is no coincidence that the first national nonprofit conservation organization in the United States, AMERICAN FORESTS, was devoted to trees...
Picture This
Autumn 2000 is a notable landmark for AMERICAN FORESTS, as the organization celebrates 125 successful years of operation and brings its well-seasoned conservation knowledge into the 21st century with a spicy set of innovative computer hardware and...
Preparing the Next Generation
How a state official and university professor used CITYgreen to teach students about the value of trees and forests. When students at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City begin the fall semester, several thousand will be living in newly constructed...
Stewardship's Trial by Forests
PILOT PROJECTS REVAMP STRATEGIES AND COALS FOR NATIONAL FORESTS. George Ramirez tugs at his hat, grips the edge of a podium, and faces a crowd of U.S. Forest Service officials in a downtown Washington, DC, conference room. This is unfamiliar territory...
The Business of Tree Planting
* ExxonMobil Corporation reached a milestone in its support of ecosystem restoration with AMERICAN FORESTS this year when it planted its 2 millionth Global ReLeaf tree. That achievement was especially noteworthy because both Exxon and Mobil independently...
Theme School Features Trees
This autumn children at a rural school in northeastern Alabama will learn the value of trees and forests from an unlikely source--the school's design. Students at Munford Elementary School, nestled in Talladega National Forest, will begin the 2000-2001...
The Versatile Osage-Orange
When Lewis and Clark set off to explore the Louisiana Territory, the first tree they sent back east from St. Louis was the osage-orange (Maclura pomifera). Native to a relatively small area in eastern Oklahoma and portions of Missouri, Texas, and Arkansas,...
Transitions
Honoring: James Gibson, a logger with the Huntsville, Texas-based Steely Lumber Company, with STIHL's National Forestry Heroism Award. Gibson spent 12 hours carefully dismantling and removing logs from last November's tragic bonfire collapse at Texas...
Washington Outlook
During the summer Congress debated several exciting forestry initiatives. But as it takes its August recess the fate of those proposals remains uncertain. The Forest Service's roadless area proposal is generating both intense support and severe...