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. 2, Summer

Best Foot Forward: A Decade Later, Why This Environmentalist Is Still Walking and Planting Trees
War is not only devastating to humanity; it's devastating to the natural environment. When bombs fall and tanks roll, environmentalism ceases to exist. Regions once preserved as national parks, sanctuaries, and havens for wildlife have no laws, regulations,...
Building Faith in the Environment: Religious Groups, like Those with MassReleaf Ministry (at Right) Bring a Unique Perspective, and a History of Hands-On Successes, to the Movement to Care for the Earth
Across the faith spectrum, religious communities have become a positive force in stewardship of the Earth. It is an understandable fit: "The Bible and ecology both teach humility, modesty, kindness to all beings, a reverence for life, and concern for...
Eco-Project Aims for 20 Million Trees
AMERICAN FORESTS joined Coleman Natural Foods at a Washington, DC, Arbor Day tree planting to announce a decade-long environmental program aimed at planting 20 million trees over the next 10 years. The first beneficiary of the Coleman Eco-Project 2015...
Keeping an Eye on Jacksonville's Trees
Development is outpacing urban tree retention in Jacksonville, Florida, posing a challenge to city leaders who hope to maintain air and water quality and manage stormwater runoff, according to an AMERICAN FORESTS analysis. The northern Florida city...
Repairing Ecosystems at Home: Three Cities Show Why It Makes Financial Sense to Reconnect with Nature in Their Own Backyards
What do Salem, Oregon; Roanoke, Virginia; and Charlotte, North Carolina, have in common? They are trendsetters, early adopters of technology to measure and use natural capital as a public asset. Natural capital is a physical asset, like the roads or...
Resurrecting Virginia's Longleaf
A heavy sleet is falling through the pines, but Lytton Musselman, a biologist at Old Dominion University, is oblivious as he races about with childlike glee. The object of his excitement is a Virginia rarity: a massive longleaf pine. In this southeast...
Revitalizing Afghanistan
AMERICAN FORESTS has joined Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and other partners in an effort to replant trees to revitalize Afghanistan's orchards, nurseries, woodlots, and greenbelts. The people-to-people tree-planting program, called the New York Partnership...
The First American Forest: George Vanderbilt's Vision of a Country Estate Gave Rise to a Movement Powered by Three of Forestry's Greats
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore Estate is well known as the site of America's largest private residence, but it is equally famous as the "birthplace of forestry." The forest that covers more than two-thirds...
The Showy Northern Catalpa
Walking along a river's bend your eye is drawn to a rather large tree with showy white flowers. Look closer, and you can see a fisherman attempting to shake caterpillars off its leaves. Fishermen are particularly fond of this tree, which hosts the...
The View from Above
When Darren and Lynne Wallis moved into their house in St. Louis, Missouri, they decided their backyard was the perfect place for a tree house. Two sweetgums on the property seemed made for the task, and, at 6 and 4, their two oldest sons were getting...
Transitions
Welcoming: James E. Hubbard of Virginia, to AMERICAN FORESTS' Board of Directors. Hubbard directs the U.S. Department of Interior's Office of Wildfire Coordination. A long-time member of AMERICAN FORESTS, Hubbard is the former state forester/director...
Trees in the Balance: Natural Capital Is on the Accounting Ledger, and It's Not a Moment Too Soon
From downtown Manhattan to the jungles of Panama, trees are finally taking center stage for their exceptional value. Sure they're valued as beautiful living things, but their real value has more to do with giving and maintaining life than with scale...
Washington Outlook
As negotiations for spending for Fiscal Year 2006 go forward, we're seeing stiff resistance to President Bush's spending proposals that adversely affect rural communities. As we go to press, the House has passed its Interior Appropriations bill...
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