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. 104, No. 1, Spring

Big Tree Hunter
Imagine yourself on this business trip. You walk six to eight miles to see your "client." Your "briefcase" weighs about 60 pounds...strapped to your back. Your hotel for the night is a sleeping bag... tied to a tree. And the client? Well, you hope you'll...
Champions in Size and Value
Like the miner's canaries of old, trees warn us of environmental danger. They react early to acid rain, air and water pollution, drought, and climate change. Trees are also harbingers of environmental health. They flourish when conditions that suit...
Corporations Go Green
AMERICAN FORESTS and Mobil Corporation have joined forces to plant 500,000 trees in Global ReLeaf Forests this year. The effort demonstrates that voluntary private-sector partnerships can achieve environmental improvements. The international oil and...
Measuring Arizona
MOVE OVER, FLORIDA. NOW THE DESERT STATE CAN BOAST CANYONS. CACTI - AND MORE NEW CHAMPION TREES THAN ANYONE ELSE. Arizona Where mineral mountains crisscross basins bare of green. Where rattlesnakes, scorpions, and gila monsters seek shelter from the...
The Monarchy
Long ago perhaps in the spring of 500 B.C., a seed fell a cone in the branches of a tree in the Sierra Nevada. It fluttered diagonally downward and landed on the forest floor in a most propitious spot. None of the other 400,000 seeds shed by that tree...
The Register's Smallest Champion
The first day of spring. For most young people that means baseball, spring vacation, a chance to hang out with friends. But for 14-year-old Jess Riddle, spring means just one thing - big tree hunting. At an age when most children are more interested...
Trees for Sarajevo
In November 1992 I found myself at a literary conference in Strasbourg, France, speaking on a subject I knew only too well - culture under siege. As editor-in-chief of the Sarajevo independent daily, Oslobodjenje, I was away from my homeland for the...
Whoosh Bang Snap
The desert lightning storm arrived at our campsite just after bedtime, jarring me awake. The air, dead calm just moments before, screamed through the pines. "Wake up, Rucker - we're out of here!" I called to my grandson in his tent nearby. Rucker and...
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