Loose Leaf

The Official Blog of American Forests


7 Everyday Items Made from Trees

  • cork tree

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Wood products are everywhere — from certain medications to beauty products and household items. Find out which everyday products you use can be traced back to trees, and appreciate forests more than ever for their countless benefits.
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Forest Digest – Week of February 22, 2016

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February 26th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Evergreen forests are actually seasonal? Forest Digest this week highlights research on the seasonality of Amazonian evergreen forests, as well as plans by House Republicans to allow mining and logging in our national forests. Furthermore, new findings show how forest loss can lead to a rise in human disease.
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Escape to Alaska: Sprucing Things Up in the Backcountry

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February 25th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Moose, hares, red squirrels and spruce grouse roam deep within Denali, shrouded by stands of the rare white pine. Discover this incredible area while vacationing with American Forests this summer, and get up close and personal with abundant wildlife while exploring this unique habitat.
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Meet Our New Manager of Urban Forest Programs

  • Joe Duckworth

February 23rd, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Concerned about the impacts that increasing urbanization and development would have on people’s connection to nature, Joe Duckworth chose to pursue a career in urban forestry. Get to know our new manager of urban forest programs, and read about his favorite stories from the field.
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Forest Digest – Week of February 15, 2016

  • Tree Canopy

February 19th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

How will wooden high-rises impact the future of our forests? Find out in this week’s Forest Digest, along with projections of what Colorado’s forests will look in 90 years and how forest-loss is creating refugees in Borneo.
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