Author Archive: Loose Leaf Team


Forest Digest — Week of January 19, 2015

Kick off the weekend right! Dive into the latest Forest Digest, and catch up on all your tree related news. “Warmer Temperatures May Cause Different Trees To Thrive In North American Forests” — Design Trend Researchers at the University of Minnesota, show that the boreal forests that line the U.S.–Canada border might see a shift […]

Forest Digest — Week of January 5, 2015

We’re kicking off the New Year right with our first Forest Digest of 2015! Here’s what’s been going on in the world of forests: “Pretty Tree Maps Showing the State of American Forests in 1884 “ — Slate Take a look at some great maps of American forests in 1884 courtesy of a forest census […]

Up close and personal: Tree climbing

By Lea Sloan, Vice President of Communications When I was invited to get a lesson in how to climb a tree with ropes by Peter and Patty Jenkins, husband and wife partners in Tree Climbers International (TCI), based in Atlanta, my adventurous side instantly said “YES!” But in the back of my mind I wondered […]

Forest Digest — Week of December 1

We hope you had a happy Thanksgiving with your family and friends! Even if you’re still stuffed from the turkey — or Tofurky for our vegetarians out there — we have a healthy helping of the latest forest news, so check out this week’s Forest Digest: “In a Queens Forest, Compiling a Picture of Urban […]

Plant trees while you shop

Each year American Forests is pleased to present a selection of some of our amazing partners who give a little bit back each time you shop. So if you’re tired of getting the same-old same-old, why not check out some of the options below? And don’t forget, you can always give the Gift of Trees! […]

American Forests to participate in #GivingTuesday

Tired of the crowds and hassle of post-Thanksgiving shopping days such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Try something different this year and add #GivingTuesday — Dec. 2 — to your post-Thanksgiving plans. The mission of #GivingTuesday is to inspire a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season. #GivingTuesday celebrates and […]

Forest Digest — Week of November 17

There’s an international flavor kicking off this week’s Forest Digest. Get all your forest news this week, as there will be no Forest Digest next week when American Forests and our staff celebrate Thanksgiving. “Pew, Pew, Pew! NASA Space Lasers to Map Earth’s Forests in 3D” — Space.com A new laser instrument developed for the […]

What do the 2014 midterm elections mean for forests?

By Anne Regan, Policy Intern The 2014 midterm elections were known for a lot of things, among them: the worst voter turnout in 72 years, with just 36.3 percent of eligible voters participating, according to the New York Times; the Democrats facing a record-low of only 36 percent of Americans saying they have a favorable […]

Forest Digest — Week of November 10

There’s an international flavor kicking off this week’s Forest Digest. Check it out! “US and China reach historic climate change deal, vow to cut emissions” — CNN U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced both countries will curb their greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades. Under this agreement, the U.S. […]

Forest Digest — Week of November 3

Check out this week’s Forest Digest: “What puts forests more at risk — climate change or attempts to counter it?” — NewsWorks.org The U.N. report on climate change urges investors to drop fossil fuel stocks in favor of renewables while also giving advice to policy makers including the restoration of forests, which play the vital […]