Loose Leaf

The Official Blog of American Forests


The Return of America’s Reindeer

  • Caribou

December 14th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Did you know that reindeer exist among us? Well, they used to. Now, only a few are left. Despite the fraction of a population that remains, learn how Native American tribes and conservation organizations are now battling for their return. Read More

Home for the Holidays: The Ocelot and the Lower Rio Grande Valley

  • Ocelot

December 13th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

The decline of the ocelot is tragic. With so much of their native habitat damaged by human encroachment, these beautiful big cats are now nearly extinct in North America. American Forests is dedicated to their protection, fighting for them with our Home for the Holidays initiative. Read More

Forest Digest — Week of December 5, 2016

  • Redwood forest

December 9th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, discover a natural burial alternative gaining popularity, understand how invasive pests are destroying forests across the U.S., learn whether artificial or real Christmas trees have more of an impact on the environment and read about a wind-powered energy source that looks like a tree.Read More

Saheda: Profile of a Great New England White Pine

  • Saheda white pine

December 8th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Measuring 171 feet tall, with a girth of 12, Saheda, the champion white pine, is the second tallest tree in all of New England. Discover the story of its champion tree nomination, as well as the history leading to its crown, straight from the nominator himself, Robert T. Leverett, a member of the National Cadre of Tree Measuring Experts.Read More

Urban Nature: The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted

  • University of California, Berkeley

December 7th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

With far more than 100 parks credited to his design, Frederick Law Olmsted helped bridge the gap between nature and the concrete jungle. To see some of his esteemed work, browse these photos of some of the most beautiful green spaces Olmsted designed that you can still visit today.Read More
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