Author Archive: American Forests


Forest Digest — Week of February 2, 2015

After an eventful week of celebrating wetlands and forest creatures, start the weekend with the most recent tree news in Forest Digest. Tree species influence boreal forest fire behavior and subsequent effects on climate — Phys.org According to a study by a UC—Irvine scientist, fires that burn black spruce, as species found in Canada and […]

Celebrating Banrock Station’s commitment to wetlands

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern Today is World Wetland Day, and though our friends at Banrock Station, an eco-wine company from Down Under, celebrated the occasion over 12 hours ago, we feel we should kick off our commemoration — and continue theirs — with a highlight of the work they’re doing to support wetlands. Since […]

Forest Digest — Week of January 26, 2015

Get ready to end this month in style! See what’s making tree headlines with the latest Forest Digest! “Melbourne’s trees bombarded with emailed love letters” — The Guardian If only trees could talk! Well, in Melbourne, Australia, they can email! As part of a community awareness initiative, the city assigned each of its 70,000 trees […]

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 […]