Loose Leaf

The Official Blog of American Forests


Scenes of Senescence: Inside the Life and Death of a Tree

July 10th, 2017|1 Comment

Get the full story of the life and death of a tree from pollination to decay. It would take hundreds of years to watch it play out in real time, so read the short version here. We’ll walk you through the science, so relax, read and prepare to be amazed.Read More

Forest Digest — Week of July 3, 2017

July 9th, 2017|0 Comments

India planted how many trees in 12 hours? Austin citizens named their trees what? Find out in this week’s Forest Digest, as we dive into bullfrog defense mechanisms, community treehouses, and more.Read More

Urban Heat Islands (Not a Vacation Spot)

July 7th, 2017|Tags: |1 Comment

Cities tend to be hotter than their surrounding areas, but why? The culprit: the urban heat island effect. It explains everything from hot, black pavement to smoggy, sunny days in the city. Read more to find out what it is and how to stop it.Read More

Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest: A Photo Essay

The Pacific Northwest is home to beaches, temperate rainforests, waterfalls, natural hot springs – you name it. Check out these amazing photos of the PNW and be inspired!Read More

Artists Who Use Nature to Create Beauty

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Sometimes you need someone's help to stop and smell the roses. These are the artists who create beauty with nature.Read More
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