Magazine article American Forests

Hot Stuff. (News from the World of Trees)

Magazine article American Forests

Hot Stuff. (News from the World of Trees)

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. (News from the World of Trees)

Prescribed burns, the build-up of small-diameter trees, drought conditions, the role of communities in wildfire prevention, and planting trees for environmental restoration are just some of the topics you'll find at www.wildfirereleaf.org, a recently posted subsection of AMERICAN FORESTS' website (www.americanforests.org).

Wildfirereleaf.org offers more than a dozen colorful and informative pages about Wildfire ReLeaf, AMERICAN FORESTS' international tree planting, education, and action campaign.

The Internet pages help people understand the role wildfire plays in forest ecosystems, how the threat of catastrophic wildfire can be reduced, and how individuals, corporations, and others can help restore areas scorched by intense wildfires.

This spring it will also bring stories from communities learning to live with--and deal with--the threat of wildfire. In April, AMERICAN FORESTS will join national and regional partners to show reporters another side of the fire story: the community-based side. The southwest Colorado field tour will demonstrate the complexity of the wildfire issue, the growing need for risk management, and the need to involve communities in developing long-term solutions, Look for more information about the communities the tour will showcase on AMERICAN FORESTS' website, www. …

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