Author Archive: Christopher Horn


And the award goes to…Best Trees in Film History

With movie awards season in full swing, we wanted to take a look at some of the biggest and best tree performances over the course of film history. And, as the official green partner of the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. ET on TBS and TNT), these are a few […]

Into The Woods

“You can smell the forest from here.” My younger brother Chad, who was visiting me in San Francisco from San Diego, and I were were still winding along California Highway 1 about a mile or so from the entrance to Muir Woods National Monument when I commented on the fragrance wafting around the natural treasure […]

Meet our new VP of conservation programs

Jeff Lerner recently came to American Forests as our new vice president of conservation programs. We’re excited for the diverse experience he’s bringing to the position and the organization — and we think you should be excited too! From his favorite in-the-field story to why he works in conservation, read more about Jeff. Q: Why […]

2015 Champion Trees announced

Since 1940, American Forests has recorded the biggest known trees of their species in the annual American Forests Champion Trees national register. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the program this year, American Forests has crowned 37 new national champion and co-champion trees, bringing the total to 781 national champions listed in the register! Notable information […]

On our way to 50 million trees!

This year, we will partner with local organizations to plant more than 1.7 million trees in 35 projects in 19 U.S. states and seven countries around the world. Since its inception 25 years ago, American Forests’ Global ReLeaf program has completed more than 1,000 projects, planting nearly 50 million trees in all 50 U.S. states […]

Forest Digest — Week of December 15

It’s the last Forest Digest of 2014! With some of our staff out over the next few weeks, we won’t be reporting on the forestry news from around the world until Jan. 9! “Report suggests forest-cutting can have an immediate effect on climate” — The Washington Post Researchers say in a new report released this […]

A winter showcase of trees

Later this month, five artists will exhibit their tree-inspired works at Diehl Gallery in Jackson, Wyo., the popular travel destination located in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Area. “Winter Arboretum” features artists Jeri Eisenberg, Susan Goldsmith, Peter Hoffer, Anastasia Kimmett, and Richard Painter, whose works were inspired by the splendor of trees and how […]

Up-close with Yellowstone’s whitebark pine

Brad Bauer knows a thing or two about his backyard. Bauer lives in Montana and works at Montana State University’s Gallatin County Extension, where he directs the Natural Resource Program and assists the communities and individuals in Gallatin, Meagher, and Park Counties in Montana in understanding natural resources. Bauer is helping American Forests and National […]

Whitebark pine: Strategy in the Greater Yellowstone Area

Whitebark pine ecosystems face pest, disease and climatic threats that have — and could further — wreak havoc on stands of this keystone species. Fortunately for the trees, and the plants and wildlife that rely on them to survive, American Forests and our partners in the Greater Yellowstone Area are working towards solutions that can […]

Water supply and the whitebark pine

American Forests helped leverage National Park Service (NPS) funding in the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) to estimate the Available Water Supply (AWS) for the 176 long-term whitebark pine monitoring sites. NPS personnel had previously started gathering data in 2013, but limited funding paused the project. Many people — including project lead David Thoma, an hydrologist […]