Author Archive: American Forests


Forest Digest – Week of November 2, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Oldest Tree In The U.K. Is Changing Its Sex, And Scientists Are Shocked — Huffington Post After what has thought to have been a nearly 5,000 year life, a tree in in Perthshire, Scotland has a new trick up its trunk and is […]

Unique Tree Species around the World

By Amelia Loeb, Communications Intern In this fun list, we’ve highlighted a tree species native to each continent to showcase the beautiful diversity of trees across our planet. Take a look at the science behind how certain trees’ functions have adapted to their environments. North America Devil’s Walkingstick Aralia spinosa Native to the eastern and […]

American Forests and Alcoa Foundation: Year Four of a Globally-Driven Collaboration

By Andrew Bell, Policy Intern In The Partnership for Trees’ fourth year, American Forests and Alcoa Foundation teamed up to plant more than 220,000 trees and restore nearly 900 acres. Twenty-four projects across the world were financially secured and given a push towards achieving their goals. All the while, we drew ever nearer to the […]

Forest Digest – Week of October 26, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Indonesia’s forest fires threaten a third of world’s wild orangutans — The Guardian Recent satellite images have revealed that, since July, several thousand fires have reached Indonesia’s national parks and primary forests, threatening nearly one-third of the world’s population of wild orangutans, as […]

Haiti Reborn: Restoring Natural Habitats in Gros-Morne, Artibonite, Haiti

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern Even before 2010, Haiti was considered a struggling country. The land was exploited for natural resources, farming took over and what little infrastructure there was had not been kept up to date. Then, the unimaginable happened in 2010; an earthquake struck on January 12th, killing anywhere from 100,000-200,000[1] people, damaging houses, […]

Celebrating 140 Years of Urban & Wildland Forest Protection & Restoration: Chief Tom Tidwell Speech

On Monday, October 26, 2015, American Forests hosted a ceremonial tree planting at the East Capitol Urban Farm in honor of its 140th anniversary and to recognize the signing of a new MOU with the U.S. Forest Service. During the ceremony, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell gave the following remarks: “Good afternoon! It’s a pleasure to […]

Celebrating 140 Years of Urban & Wildland Forest Protection & Restoration: Scott Steen Speech

On Monday, October 26, 2015, American Forests hosted a ceremonial tree planting at the East Capitol Urban Farm in honor of its 140th anniversary and to recognize the signing of a new MOU with the U.S. Forest Service. During the ceremony, Scott Steen, President & CEO of American Forests, gave the following remarks: “Before the theory of […]

Celebrating 140 Years of Urban & Wildland Forest Protection & Restoration: Dr. Dwane Jones Speech

On Monday, October 26, 2015, American Forests hosted a ceremonial tree planting at the East Capitol Urban Farm in honor of its 140th anniversary and to recognize the signing of a new MOU with the U.S. Forest Service. During the ceremony, Dr. Dwane Jones, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development College of Agriculture, Urban […]

Forest Digest – Week of October 19, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! US forests under threat as demand for wood-based biofuels grows – report — The Guardian A report recently released by the Natural Resources Defense Council revealed that increased wood pellet exports for biofuels, particularly to Europe, are threatening “ecologically important” forests in the […]

Why I’m Here: Making Life Greener for American City Dwellers

By Etienne Laffargue, Policy Intern On Thursday, October 15th, I began my internship at American Forests. In the building elevator, I could already feel the excitement and the butterflies in my stomach. After all, I had been anticipating this moment for more than two months and was very excited to arrive! As a Frenchman, I […]