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. 124, No. 1, Winter/Spring

Emily Barber, Marketing Manager
I've always been drawn to cities - the busy streets, bright colors, endless restaurants and general chaos all fascinate me. But while I love city life and all the excitement that goes along with it, nature is my solace. The city energizes me, but nature...
Eric Sprague, Director of Forest Conservation
scenic vistas at the end of trails, trout pools in fast-moving streams, song of the wood thrush, and the smell of pines all quickly come to mind when I think about the field of forest conservation. However, I mostly think about people. Family woodland...
Fire Funding Fix
THIS FIRE SEASON has only amplified the need for Congress to pass a comprehensive wildfire suppression funding fix, so that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the Department of Interior (DOI) can not only bank on the funds needed to fight fires, but...
Forests in Focus Photo Contest 2017 Winners
1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER"Sprout of Life"PHOTOGRAPHER: Joaquin Baldwin (CA)LOCATION: Huntington Library Botanical Gardens, Calif.PHOTOGRAPHER'S PERSPECTIVE:"Forests come in all sizes. This impossibly tiny sprout was growing inside the trunk of a small and...
Getting Back on Track in Miami after Hurricane Irma
A DEVASTATING HURRICANE is a strong reminder that Miami's trees are an ever-changing, living infrastructure growing in an ever-changing, living city.But trees don't function like most infrastructure. A fallen streetlight can be replaced, even upgraded...
Giants in Their Field and the Forest
BOB LEVERETT AND DON Bertolette share long histories of working in and with forests and together have brought their knowledge, thirst for scientific rigor and collegial connections to American Forests' venerable National Champion Tree Program. They are...
Living Proof
IT BEGINS WITH PASSION.This became abundantly clear as I talked with conservationists in Michigan, who are excited about the potential delisting of the Kirtland's warbler under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The tiny songbird can be viewed as one...
Rain Coille
FOR RAIN COILLE, deciding to fundraise for American Forests was simple, considering Rain's namesake."Coille is Gaelic for forest," Rain says. "It's a name I chose for myself, so my name is literally 'Rain Forest'."Rain is a disabled artist in Arlington,...
Restoring Thornscrub Wildlife Habitat
the lower rio grande valley National Wildlife Refuge in southern Texas provides habitat for more than 40 percent of all North American butterfly species, 500 species of bird and 1,200 plant species, along with 18 federally listed threatened or endangered...
Sequoia Primeval
I AWOKE TO THE UNMISTAKABLE SOUND of a tree falling in the woods. First, there was the creak, increasing in tone, volume and tempo, building with urgency into an explosion of snaps, cracks and pops, then an impending heavy silence. I peered out of my...
The Coca-Cola Foundation
like the natural ecology it supports, communities and businesses rely on healthy, sustainable watersheds for their survival. That is why The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, places a priority on watershed protection,...
THE LANGUAGE OF Trees
IN THE WINTER OF 1929, RUTHERFORD PLATT WENT FOR A WALK in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with noted botanist, Dr. Arthur Graves. As his mentor began pointing out the buds along the leafless tree branches, Platt was astonished - he had always supposed that...
We Need to Talk about Climate Change
GIVEN HOW POLITICALLY charged the concept of climate change is, I am occasionally asked why American Forests needs to talk about it. Questions include: "Can't you just focus on things like clean air, water and wildlife habitat?" "Isn't there still debate...
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