Loose Leaf

The Official Blog of American Forests


The History behind D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms

  • Tidal Basin

March 17th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

As D.C.’s iconic cherry blossom festival quickly approaches, learn the fascinating story behind the festival. Gifts of trees have been an incredible way to show appreciation throughout the centuries and have contributed to beautiful urban canopy throughout the country.
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Impressive Green Roofs around the World

  • Green roof

March 15th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Imagine having a living roof covering your home or office. Explore some of the most beautiful green roofs from around the world, where architects and homeowners chose to transform the dead space on the top of their building into an oasis of green life.
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Forest Digest – Week of March 7, 2016

March 11th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

A 140-million-year-old pine tree steals the show in this week’s Forest Digest. Read all the details on its discovery, along with how NASA plans to 3D map the world’s forests, how Indonesia can track forest carbon and how U.S. forests are struggling to survive drought and climate change.
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9 Animals That Use Forests as Camouflage

  • moth

March 10th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

It may take some time to pick these animals out of their surroundings. From a gecko that vanishes into tree bark to a mantis that looks like a dead leaf, these species have mastered the art of camouflage. Check out the full list and be on the lookout the next time you explore a forest.
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Big Tree Madness Back for Year Four by Popular Demand

  • Big Tree Madness

March 8th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

This year’s Big Tree Madness line up is tougher than ever! Check out the challengers who will compete for a TruPulse 360B laser from LaserTech, and get ready to start voting for your favorite tree!
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