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. 113, No. 2, Summer

A Billion Trees in Record Time
Five months after it was announced, organizers of a plan to plant a billion trees in 2007 say they've met their pledge goal. That announcement came from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), which teamed with 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate...
A Conversation on Conservation: How a Successful Franchise Owner Found His Second Calling in Helping Protect Wildlife and Their Habitat
Rick Flory has gone from selling pizza to selling passion for the environment, and he brings with it the same enthusiasm he's brought to all his endeavors--from building the nation's second-largest Domino's Pizza franchise to taking photographs of...
Annual Report: American Forests 2006
AMERICAN FORESTS helps communities improve their environment with trees and forests. In 2006 we took a new view on the environment and manmade systems, unveiled a new list of national champion trees, worked with new rural voices on national policy...
Be Cool
Everyone's talking about climate change. That's important because earth's temperatures are rising--and we humans are the cause. With so much talk of melted polar ice caps, warmer oceans, and excessive heat and drought, it may seem that small steps...
Better Forests after Rocket Attacks
The Jewish National Fund (JNF) in Israel is applying an old adage--when life gives you lemons, make lemonade--to real life. During the outbreak of hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah this last summer, fires from rockets caused widespread damage...
Fighting Global Warming: Current Conditions Require That We Step Up Our Efforts to Become Carbon-Neutral. Tree Planting Is One Way to Help Do That
The science on global warming now indicates that we can expect rising global temperatures and accelerated increases if we continue with "business as usual" approaches. We must redouble our efforts to become carbon-neutral. While many steps can and...
Post-Katrina Study Assesses Gulf Coast Risks
The effects of Hurricane Katrina continue to be felt along the Gulf Coast, with a regional assessment showing counties along the storm's path lost the most tree canopy and now suffer from increased stormwater runoff and poorer air and water quality....
Songs of Summer: Linkin Park and Music for Relief Team with American Forests to Plant Trees and Educate Concertgoers about Global Warming
This summer, Linkin Park and other popular rock groups are going on tour and that has a lot of environmentalists cheering. That's because Linkin Park's disaster relief organization, Music for Relief, and this summer's Projekt Revolution tour are donating...
Taking Back the High Line: A Bold Plan and Big-Name Backing Are Turning an Abandoned NYC Track into a Sought-After Green Space
At 27,000 acres, New York City's park system is the nation's largest yet provides access to fewer acres of green space per resident than any other major American city. Nowhere is this more daunting than in the Chelsea District on Manhattan's West Side....
The Highlands: Ecosystem in Peril
AMERICAN FORESTS is leading the call to create a new vision for addressing the growing problem of environmental deterioration. As mankind has built webs of roads, levees, shipping lanes, and air routes to move people, goods, and information, it has...
Tree Farming in Paradise: An Old Industry Has a New Look in Hawaii, Featuring Exotics like Rainbow Eucalyptus
Rows of hardwoods--teak, African and Honduras mahogany, pheasant wood, and rosewood--meander along the contours of Bari Green and Lou Russo's 16-plus acres of steep hillside below Mauna Kea on the Big Island's Hamakua Coast. The Pacific is azure blue...
Turning the Bluegrass Green: These Days Daniel Boone Might Not Recognize the Forested Kentucky He Loved, but It's a Safe Bet That He'd Appreciate the Dedication of These Locals Determined to Restore It
When Daniel Boone explored the American wilderness, most of what is now Kentucky was covered with dense hardwood forests broken only by rivers, streams, and some grassy savannahs crisscrossed with trails worn by herds of deer, elk, and buffalo. ...
Washington Outlook
Congress has made strides on several major legislative initiatives that will affect forests this year and in years to come. After much political tension related to funding the war in Iraq, Congress passed an emergency supplemental spending bill for...
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