Author Archive: Katrina Marland & Michelle Werts


Happy 4th of July!

American Forests wishes everyone a happy and safe 4th of July.

The National Register of Big Trees Is Here!

We’ve been teasing you with tidbits from it for weeks, but today, the teasing is done: The full 2012 National Register of Big Trees is now available over in the Big Tree section. Now, for those of you that are newbies to Loose Leaf or to the National Register, since 1940, American Forests has been […]

Happy Earth Day!

What does Earth Day mean to you? Maybe it offers an opportunity to volunteer in your community, cleaning a local park or sprucing up the landscaping outside of a school or office building. Or maybe Earth Day is another day to get outside and enjoy our beautiful planet on a long hike or bike ride. […]

Happy Holidays!

  Happy holidays from the American Forests family to yours! May they be filled with peace, love and joy — and green living.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Did you know that Thanksgiving didn’t become a national holiday until 1863? While the pilgrims celebrated the “first” Thanksgiving way back in 1623, it took almost 250 years for it to become an annual, national tradition. So, remember to thank Honest Abe today for officially recognizing this day of thanks every fourth Thursday in November. And […]

Ready for Our Close Up?

Next week, American Forests Autumn Issue hits our website. Inside, you’ll encounter some of America’s biggest trees, decipher the history that tree rings reveal and discover the hiking, canoeing and birding wonders of Superior National Forest and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA). In an American Forests first, we’re giving you a sneak preview of the […]

Welcome to Loose Leaf!

Welcome to Loose Leaf! We’re glad you’re here, although you might be wondering exactly what you’ve stumbled upon. Here, we plan to share unique perspectives on environmental news, issues and lifestyles. Make connections between forest news and your life. Discuss, defend and promote happenings in the green world. Last, but definitely not least, talk directly […]