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. 1, Spring

A Crater-Sized Effort
Just about a hundred years ago in Bellevue, Washington, settler Henry Thode decided to farm a parcel of wetland. That simple decision caused repercussions that are still being felt - and dealt with - today. Thode's future farmland was created by...
Crimes for Nature
What motivates environmental radicals? The answer may be as simple as life - or death. Chainsaws are roaring, and ancient redwoods are crashing to the ground all around Alicia Littletree as she races tree to tree through Owl Creek Grove. Propelling...
Gone Fishing
After a lifetime of service to trees and forests, Bill Cannon took on Big Trees. Here's to a friend. Sometimes one phone call can change your life. For Bill Cannon, that expression became a reality one day in 1993, when an old buddy called to ask...
Legacy of an Apple Seed
Every kid in America knows the legend of Johnny Appleseed. Now, here's the whole story. When the American Midwest was still virgin territory unspoiled by rails or roads, a hero sowed promise in its fertile soil. Described in a magazine article as...
Lifeline for a Landscape
The Baltimore-Washington area is plagued by overdevelopment and sprawl. An ongoing AMERICAN FORESTS study shows just how much. Thirty years ago, Washington and Baltimore were two distinct cities separated by miles of farms and woodland and scattered...
So You Want to Plant a Tree
It's that time of year again. Spring. Time for the crack of a bat against a baseball, for the smell of freshly cut flowers, for the dreaded spring cleaning that comes only once a year. But for many American Forests readers, spring means one more thing:...
Very-Very Big Woods and Boo-Boo Trees
On this hike, the goal is not champion trees but tree champions. I shoulder the pack and cinch the hip belt tight, swig a last mouthful of water, and grab a pair of trekking poles. I'm not one to hang out by the truck for long; I like to get off...
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