Loose Leaf

The Official Blog of American Forests


Where the Wild Turkeys Are

November 20th, 2017|Tags: , |0 Comments

Wild turkeys can be found in every state except Alaska, have an omnivorous diet and prefer to live in mixed forest stands. Learn about the five subspecies of turkeys and the habitats they thrive in.Read More

Forest Digest: November 19, 2017

Urban trees may grow faster and have a shorter lifespan than their rural counterparts, nature may be more efficient at restoring lost forests than previously thought and a community rallies to replant trees cut down by vandals in this week’s Forest Digest.Read More

Thanksgiving Treets: Walnuts

November 17th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

For the last Thanksgiving Treet feature, feast on sweet potato walnut casserole, and learn about the walnut tree: it eliminates competition by releasing chemicals into the soil and legend says it was grown by Alexander the Great!Read More

Thanksgiving Treets: Pecans

November 16th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

While you enjoy this recipe for chocolate pecan pie, learn about the pecan tree, how it can live for centuries, was grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello and is not technically a true nut!Read More

Thanksgiving Treets: Pears

November 15th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Time for another Thanksgiving Treet! While you enjoy this recipe of pears poached in spiced red wine, learn about their millennia-old history of cultivation, different varieties and why they’re called a false fruit!Read More
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