Author Archive: American Forests


Restoring the Longleaf Pine on Tyndall Air Force Base

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern Now that the weather is getting colder and colder in so many parts of the country, many of us have fantasized of moving to Florida. Well, many tree and animal species are lucky enough to call the sunshine state home. And, thanks to American Forests’ partnership with the Longleaf Alliance […]

Forest Digest – Week of January 4, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Need help keeping your New Year’s resolutions? Forests can help keep you on track! — TreeHugger.com There is traditionally a common theme among New Year’s resolutions. In this article, find out how forests can play a role in helping you achieve many of […]

8 Creative Ways to Recycle, or Reuse, Your Christmas Tree

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Marketing and Communications Intern There’s so much more that can be done with your Christmas tree besides throwing it away! From festive decorations to functional garden helpers, here are a few tips on how to make the most of your Christmas tree this year. 1. Living Bird Feeder A whole Christmas tree makes […]

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you warmth & good tidings for the holidays, and throughout the year. From everyone at American Forests

Forest Digest – Week of December 14, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! We’ll Always Have Paris: Climate Change Success Runs Through Forests — Huffington Post Forests received much-deserved recognition at the climate summit in Paris, which has strong implications for the United States as our forests store 800 million tons of carbon a year. Some […]

New COP21 Climate Agreement Provides Progress, Values Role of Forests

By Etienne Laffargue, Policy Intern “This is truly a historic moment,” said ban-Ki-moon regarding last Saturday, when negotiators of 195 nations agreed to a deal aiming to keep average temperature increases “well below 2 degrees Celsius,” in an effort to avoid catastrophic consequences of climate change. The Secretary General of the United Nations applauded the […]

Forest Digest – Week of December 7, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Delegates at Climate Talks Focus on Saving the World’s Forests — New York Times As the 21st Conference of the Parties to the U.N. climate convention (COP 21) comes to a close today in Paris, learn about the emphasis placed on forests during the talks […]

COP21: Where Forests Fit in at the Paris Climate Talks

By Andrew Bell, Policy Intern Before the sun even had its chance to rise on Monday morning, November 30, 2015, speculative chatter of what was to come at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the U.N. climate convention (COP 21) had escalated to a roar. Reports of the Bill Gates-spearheaded billionaire climate club surfaced […]

Wildfires Extend Beyond the Wild in Bastrop, Tex.

By Amelia Loeb, Communications Intern Wildfires scorch more than just wild vegetation. They extend beyond the forest, where one might go hiking over the weekend, and impact the lives of thousands of people. Climate change and severe weather patterns create conditions favorable for wildfires of increased severity. These fires spread more easily and burn at […]

Forest Digest – Week of November 30, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Forests in spotlight at Paris climate talks — Nature. com With the climate talks taking place in Paris this week and next, forests are a particularly hot topic, both in terms of their importance to fighting climate change as well as the growing […]