Loose Leaf

The Official Blog of American Forests


The 4 Strangest Forests in America

  • Caddo Lake

October 27th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

From boulders pristinely resting in treetops to a spare, young forest that managed to protect one of the oldest trees on earth, these forests defy every expectation. Read their stories, see their photos and add them to your next travel destination!Read More

Excerpt: Urban Forests by Jill Jonnes

  • Urban Forest

October 26th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Want to learn more about the important relationship between trees, our cities and those of us who live in cities? Read an excerpt from the new book "Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape" by Jill Jonnes.Read More

Explore 6 of the World’s Most Haunted Forests

  • Black Forest

October 25th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

With Halloween fast approaching and spooky legends and haunted myths filling the airways, we can't leave out forests! Take a look at this list of six of the forests around the world that are considered to be some of the most haunted and menacing spots.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of October 17, 2016

  • Gopher Tortoise.

October 21st, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, get to know the new poster species of forest conservation, understand some of the challenges the forests of Haiti have faced, learn how birds can get drunk from trees and how climate change is resulting in increased tree deaths and the impact that has on people.Read More

Best Fall Foliage Views in the U.S.: West

October 20th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

As we round out our fall foliage journey across the U.S., we head out West — known for its mountainous wilderness and gorgeous autumnal colors. This guide will help you identify and explore some of the best spots for fall foliage viewing in the region, as well as activities to do and can't-miss spots to see!Read More
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