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. 102, No. 3, Summer

1995 Annual Report
AMERICAN FORESTS continued, in 1995, its special role of touching people and influencing policies in ways that are essential for conserving trees and forests. A strategic planning process resulted in the reorganization of programs under the umbrella...
A Helping Hand for Damaged Land
Citizens and businesses alike are embracing a plan that turns dollar bills into habitat-restoring trees in embattled public forests. The sound of tapping is once again heard through the trees of Francis Marion National Forest in the savannah of South...
Carbon Debt: We All Have One. A Second Look at Global Climate Change
Why the U.N. is concerned, how trees help, and what to do about your share. Editor's note: Global warming, carbon debt, C[O.sub.2] mitigation. For many, carbon emissions is a topic too unwieldy to tackle. We've taken on the daunting task of making it...
Digging In
90s activists place emphasis on getting things done, and where trees are concerned, it's yes in my backyard. Money is tight and federal programs are being slashed left and right, but trees are still being planted in towns and cities across the country....
"El Lobo Loco." (Hazel Wolf's Campaigns for the Conservation of Forests and the environment)(Column)
When the old woman got to the trailhead, briefcase in hand, the Student Conservation Association kids were half-a-mile away in the Washington old-growth, clearing brush off the path. But Hazel Wolf wanted to see them. So she started into the woods. ...
Forest Communities Become Partners in Management
Lynn Jungwirth should be fuming. It's snowing on the second day of spring and her town's sole sawmill is about to close. Instead, Jungwirth has rolled up the sleeves of her gray hooded sweatshirt and is planning a local industrial center to process...
Fungi & Ferns: Market Thriving for Nontimber Forest Products
For many woods workers, forests are rich storehouses of merchandise that require no skidders, no logging trucks, no sawmills. These workers go to the woods to gather forest products with shears, shovels, and burlap bags. They return with mushrooms and...
Planting One for the Millenium
A new campaign spells "ReLeaf" the traditional way - through individual actions taken community by community. What do you plan to do to celebrate the coming of the year 2000? People want their actions in the new century to lead to visible results. This...
Reducing Carbon by Increasing Trees
To most people, climate seems relatively constant. Ups and downs in temperature and rainfall are merely fluctuations, not indications of climatic shifts that could significantly affect us now or in the future. But a growing body of research conducted...
The Past Is Prologue: A History of Tree Planting
Tree planting is a popular pastime of late, but it's been a tradition at AMERICAN FORESTS since the organization's founding in 1875. Early members were horticulturists, nurserymen, landscape designers, and those active in growing and experimenting with...
Urban Carbon: A Look Behind the Research
Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have risen swiftly and steadily over the last several decades, due to a combination of increased fossil fuel burning and deforestation. The 1992 Rio Summit opened the world's eyes and ears to a growing concern about...
Wildfire: Carbon Threat Heats Up
Virtually all the studies of trees, forests, and greenhouse gas emissions have focused on two topics - mitigation and adaptation. In plain terms, that means: How can we grow more trees and forests so we can store more carbon and reduce fossil fuel use,...
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