Author Archive: Loose Leaf Team


Global ReLeaf Goes Swimmingly in Vermont

By Caroline Brooks, Communications Intern Throughout National Rivers Month, we have taken a look at American Forests’ efforts to preserve rivers across the country. The Washington and New Mexico Global ReLeaf projects we discussed demonstrate the importance of trees to the rivers and, in turn, to the animals that rely on those rivers for survival. […]

A young state with an ancient history

By Caroline Brooks, Communications Intern American Forests invites you to bid “aloha” to the mainland and come along on our Hawaiʻi Wild Forestscape this fall. For one week this October, our group will explore some of the Island’s most captivating sights, from volcanoes and beaches to wildlife to forest habitat. While we appreciate these Hawaiian […]

Forest Digest — Week of June 16

Happy Friday! We are pleased to share another edition of Forest Digest with you to ring in the weekend. Here is this week’s news in trees: “2 Billion New Trees To Be Planted In India, Official Says” — HuffPost Green A plan that fights unemployment and protects forests? Snaps for India! Last week, the country’s […]

Global ReLeaf making a splash in New Mexico

By Caroline Brooks, Communications Intern National Rivers Month continues and so does our coverage of some riparian reforestation projects from the Global ReLeaf program. In the previous post, we discussed one contribution American Forests has made to the conservation of waterways in order to sustain a species — the salmon — that relies on rivers […]

Forest Digest — Week of June 9

Loose Leaf is proud to introduce Forest Digest! Once a week, we will share recent forest-related news from around the world. Check out this week’s news in trees: “Tree rings give scientists information about weather conditions hundreds of years ago” — The Washington Post David W. Stahle, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geosciences at […]

Dive in to National Rivers Month

By Caroline Brooks, Communications Intern June offers us many occasions to celebrate: the end of school, the beginning of summer and, among all the season’s celebrations, National Rivers Month! All of these events encourage us to get outside and take advantage of this gift that Mother Nature has granted us. Across the country, rivers serve […]

Unnavigable Congress awaits many conservation bills

By Alexandra Bower Seeing legislation stifled in a Congress that is so gridlocked by partisanship is not cause for surprise. What about 10 conservations bills introduced and languished 52 times in the last 30 years? Surprised yet? Since 1984, 10 high-profile land conservation bills have been introduced and stifled on 52 separate occasions in the […]

Are palms truly trees?

By Sheri Shannon There certainly is a lot of healthy debate out there about whether palms are “true trees.” What constitutes a “true tree?” Does it have to be of a certain height and girth? Does the crown spread have to be the equivalent of a wide-spreading southern live oak? Trees vary in shape and […]

Cloudy, with a chance of climate change:
U.N. panel releases grim report

By Alexandra Bower The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently reported on the risks of climate change for the first time in seven years, and the outlook isn’t pretty. The IPCC states that the world is “ill-prepared” for the effects of a changing climate, which are only expected to worsen. From […]

Celebrating the UN’s International Day of Forests

By John-Miguel Dalbey Today is the second annual United Nations International Day of Forests. First observed as an international day on March 21, 2013, this day continues the celebration of forests begun with two previous days:  the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s World Forestry Day, founded in 1971, and Forest Day, convened by the […]