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

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...
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, co-founded Peachtree City and serves...
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...
How Progress Ate America
Sprawl is as American as Henry Ford. The automobile gave us the means to spread out. Our moves in search of the good life, a tradition dating from the Pilgrims and Daniel Boone, gave us the desire. It is important to remember that today's obnoxious...
HUGO'S Legacy
TEN YEARS LATER, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. FINDS THE HURRICANE THAT "CHANGED EVERYBODY'S LIFE," CHANGED ITS FOREST - FOR THE BETTER. When Hurricane Hugo slammed into Charleston, South Carolina, on the night of September 21, 1989, it became - as...
News from the World of Trees
The bald eagle plummeted from a high in 1782 of 100,000 nesting pairs in the continental U.S., to a rock-bottom 417 pairs in 1963. EAGLE SOARS TO NEW STATUS Once near extinction, the American bald eagle is poised to soar off the federal Endangered...
Paradise LOST
IN THE RACE TO ESCAPE SPRAWL, CITY DWELLERS ARE FLEEING TO RURAL AREAS. IS THEIR PRESENCE DAMAGING THE GREEN SPACE THEY SOUGHT TO ENJOY? Before Paul Carkeek, 51, settled in Preston, Washington, 11 years ago, he had only memories of the summers he...
Pathways to Change
He fought for social justice in his native Chile. Now Victor Benavides is dedicated to helping America's forest workers. Victor Benavides sees his fight for social justice as a small step along a path blazed by countless others. After 11 tumultuous...
Puget's Perfect Paths
Searching for some great outdoors? A guide to Seattle-area parks and hikes for 1999 National Urban Forest Conference attendees. Woodland Park Zoo, N. 50th St. and Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, 206/684-4800 Voted one of the nation's top 10 zoos, Woodland...
The Case for GREENER CITIES
SPRAWL IS INFLICTING MAJOR DAMAGE ON FORESTS ESSENTIAL FOR LIVABLE COMMUNITIES. HERE'S HOW TO TAKE A STAND FOR THE TREES. Signs of America's success are everywhere - literally. Post-World War II development is sprawling out of control, stressing...
The Forest in the City
Since its founding in 1875, AMERICAN FORESTS has demonstrated its concern for urban trees. I joined AMERICAN FORESTS in 1982, just after it launched a program in urban forestry. One reason for this initiative came from Henry Clepper, a noted forest...
Washington Outlook
As we go to press, House and Senate Appropriations Committees are readying forest and natural resource proposals for floor action. While nothing is certain at this point, the outlook remains positive for key Forest Service programs in which AMERICAN...
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