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. 2, Summer

Art 270: Giving Back
Last December, clients of Art 270, Inc., a Jenkintown, Pennsylvania-based graphic design studio, received an unusual Christmas card. Sporting delightful photos of Art 270 personnel enthusiastically costumed as green craft paper "trees," it stated, "in...
Chesapeake Challenge
A million reasons why the future looks greener for the nation's largest estuary. "This is not your usual tree planting," Deborah Gangloff, AMERICAN FORESTS' executive director, told more than 300 volunteers and special guests gathered to launch Global...
Everyone Loves Trees
IN THE FIRST OF AN OCCASIONAL SERIES, WE SALUTE SOME OF THOSE HELPING MAKE GLOBAL RELEAF 2000's 20-MILLION-TREES GOAL A REALITY. "Everyone loves trees," says geographer Shaul Ephraim Cohen, an assistant professor at the University of Oregon in Eugene....
Gifts from the Trees
Many people admire the beauty of wood and trees through objects they see every day - furniture, decoys, a treasured rocking horse, even the grain of a hardwood floor. Artists who turn wood into aesthetic and utilitarian treasures use a variety of methods,...
Longleaf Redux
MAJESTIC, HISTORIC, INVALUABLE. A WEALTH OF ADJECTIVES - AND BENEFITS - DESCRIBE THIS ALMOST-VANISHED SOUTHERN ECOSYSTEM, ON THE REBOUND AND BELOVED BY FORESTERS AND ENDANGERED SPECIES ALIKE. The pine seedlings, scattered randomly across several dozen...
Maryland's Verdant Visionaries
Gather a group of dedicated Garden Club women together and watch an idea take root. When the National Council of State Garden Clubs decided in 1995 that its countrywide theme through 1997 would be "Millions of Trees for the Environment," the nonprofit...
Trees Suffer in '98 Ice Storms
Officials say it could be months before they have a definitive tally of the destruction wreaked by the January ice storm that toppled life as Northeasterners knew it. The storm claimed more than 20 lives and racked up damage totals that included more...
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