Magazine article American Forests

Our Biggest Magazine Ever

Magazine article American Forests

Our Biggest Magazine Ever

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OUR BIGGEST MAGAZINE EVER

If you are an AFA member, the magazine you now hold is the largest single issue ever to appear in AMERICAN FORESTS' 95-plus years of continuous publication. In addition to our normal 80 pages plus cover, we present a special 52-page insert, the complete, updated, 50th Anniversary edition of the National Register of Big Trees. The attractively illustrated Register not only lists particulars and locations of the largest specimens of more than 800 tree species but also conveys in words and photos the values we find in these arboreal ancients and why we seek them.

The National Register is easily removable by opening a single staple along the magazine's spine.

If you picked up this magazine from a newsstand or bookstore, you won't find the Register bound in - it's a special gift to our members. But we hope you will order the Register or, better yet, join AFA. Details are on page 26.

You might think that a magazine in its 96th year, put out by an association in its 116th, would be well into its dotage, doddering around like an old codger revelling in long-past successes. I'm biased, of course, but if you can read through this issue without sensing the fire and energy and activism at AFA these days - well, it's time for a checkup. …

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