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. 116, No. 1, Spring

Ailing Pin Oak
Q: I am trying to discern what kind of disease my Pin Oak tree has. I live in northern Virginia, and the tree has suffered the problem for the last two years (2008 and 2009). This year being worse then the previous. The leaves develop what looks like...
American le Mans Series
This spring season, AMERICAN FORESTS is partnering with a premier sports-car racing organization, the American Le Mans Series (www.americanlemans.com), presented by Tequila Patron, to plant trees through Global ReLeaf. This partnership will plant...
A Song of Success in the Jack-Pine Forests
In this era of diminishing forests, declining species, and concern over climate change, those doing the often-thankless work on behalf of the natural world seldom have something substantial to cheer about. But during the last decade or so, a tiny summer...
Big Changes for Big Trees
We humans are fortunate in having relatively long lives Oh, sure, we may be outlasted by the tortoise, the quahog clam, and the Antarctic sponge, but we can clam a superior perspective on time over the vast majority of the Earth's 5-15 million plant...
Celebrate with Jack Daniel's
In honor of Earth month this April, raise an anniversary toast to American Forests and Global ReLeaf--or to one of your own anniversaries--and enjoy Jack Daniel's while you support American Forests! As we welcome the spring season, Jack Daniel's...
Championing the Champs: Big Tree State Coordinators Ensure That Champions Get the Recognition They Deserve
As we mark the 70th anniversary of the National Register of Big Trees this spring, we would like to call special attention to the dedicated network of Big Tree State Coordinators who make it possible. State coordinators verify nominations for the National...
Editor's Note
This issue we take you to northern Michigan to visit the site of the first Global ReLeaf forest project 20 years ago. That planting--and many that have followed in the area--created nesting habitat for one of America's rarest birds, the Kirtland's...
Global Releaf Hits 30 Million
This spring, American Forests is celebrating the 20th anniversary of our first Global ReLeaf project Initiated in 1988, the Global ReLeaf program has helped individuals, organizations, agencies, and even corporations to improve the environment by planting...
Leelanau Wildflower Rescue
In Leelanau County, Michigan, a group of dedicated volunteers is saving thousands of natives: wildflowers. Patty Shea and Joan Woods are members of the Leelanau Conservancy's Wildflower Rescue Committee, which saves hundreds of wildflowers from...
Melanie Parker Wins Andrus Award
When Cecil D. Andrus presented Melanie Parker with his annual leadership award for sustainability and conservation, she accepted it with a typical handoff: "I see this work as a multi-generational endeavor, and I am proud to be among those grabbing...
San Antonio Goes Greener
This year the city of San Antonio, Texas is posied to join the ranks of cutting-edge communities that have adopted specific tree canopy goals within their tree ordinances. At last count in 2009, only four U.S. communities had specific goals in place:...
Spring
Hi! I'm Blossom and I'm Sprig! Come celebrate Earth Day 2010 with us as we plant trees in a Treetures Magic Forest with AMERICAN FORESTS. Earth Day is like a birthday where everyone around the world comes together once a year to celebrate the environment....
Spring: A Time of Renewal: Working Collaboratively to Reach the Next Level
As always, spring brings a sense of renewal, celebrated in events like the recent National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., with flowering trees and colorful crowds around the Tidal Basin. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This spring, AMERICAN...
Whitebark Pine an Ecosytem in Peril: Imperiled in High Places
A tree that in many ways defines life atop the windswept crown of western North America's high country is in trouble. Whitebark pine, which has evolved to both live and foster other life forms in a landscape where existence is a struggle, faces decimation...
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