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. 2, Summer

A Legacy and a Look Forward
THIS IS A MONTH OF LASTS FOR ME here at American Forests - my last board meeting, my last staff meeting and my last "Offshoots" column. In mid-July, my seven-and-a-half-year tenure as president and CEO of this great organization will come to a close....
A Race for Survival: At the Starting Line
AMERICAN FORESTS IS working with The Longleaf Alliance through the American ReLeaf program to restore the gopher tortoise population and longleaf pine ecosystem across the Southeastern U.S. In September 2017, the Gopher Tortoise Restoration Initiative...
BEFORE AMERICA WAS America
THERE'S AN ODD MYSTIQUE that surrounds southern live oaks. They are iconic for their strength, endurance and longevity, and in many ways, they mirror the best qualities of the pioneering individuals and families who endured natural forces to survive...
Borderlands Refuge
A WINTER FOG BLANKETS THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, OBSCURING all but the heights of the forest canopy where the outstretched arms of ebony, ash and hackberry reach through a cottony mist. From atop the hawk tower at Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge...
Lloyd and Patricia Fetterly
OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS, Lloyd and Patricia Fetterly have developed a conscious interest in and passion for the environment. Participating in outdoor activities in their native Pacific Northwest, the Fetterlys, who are residents of Tacoma, Wash., have...
Moving Forward: Reimagining Greenspace
FAI FOEN IS ALWAYS ON THE MOVE.As I spoke with her on the phone, I could hear the sound of city bustle in the background. She brings this energy to her passion for the environment and landscape architecture, a passion she's cultivated over decades.Fai,...
Of Owls and Salamanders
Large wildfires in the western United States have dominated most summer news cycles. Each season, records are broken for largest fires, most erratic fire behavior and total economic costs. The effects on human communities are varied, depending on where...
Partnering for Success in Houston
THERE ARE A FEW PREREQUISITES necessary to truly understand the needs of a city, especially one growing as quickly as Houston.Resources, relationships, technical expertise and a passion for urban forests are all factors that American Forests considers...
The GREEN FACTORY
EVERY WORK DAY, Arron Nelson arrives at the office an hour early.He gets the tools ready and prepares the trucks for his crews. He's been doing this daily routine for years now, yet it still excites him."Most people go to work for a check," Nelson says....
Thymes
TREES ARE AN IMPORTANT inspiration for Thymes, a bath, body and home fragrance company committed to artisan craftsmanship. Their mission is to deepen connections through fragrance and create scents that enrich daily life. And, they know that the enriching...
Urban and Community Forestry Funding
THANKS TO FOREST ADVOCATES, like you, the U.S. Forest Service's Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) program received an increase of federal funding for the FY2018. However, once again the Trump Administration's budget proposed eliminating this important...
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