Loose Leaf

The Official Blog of American Forests


Forest Digest — Week of September 19, 2016

  • Mountain pine beetle damage

September 23rd, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's Forest Digest, discover how climate change is devastating landscapes across the U.S., find out why it may be difficult to locate certain National Forests on Google Maps, understand the decline in native bird populations in Hawaii and learn about the state of tropical dry forest ecosystems.Read More

Fall Is Here…That Means Fantastic Foliage!

  • Fall Color gallery

September 22nd, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Fall is finally here! And, what better way to celebrate than to bask in one of the best things about the autumn season: fall foliage. Check out this amazing gallery of colorful photos of vibrant fall foliage displays!Read More

2016 Champion Trees Announced

  • Sequoia Grove

September 20th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

The champions have been crowned!! We are excited to announce the release of the 2016 Champion Trees National Register. The star of this year’s competition is a submission with an astounding 792 points, putting it 10th in the ranking of all time largest champions! Can you guess what species it is? Read More

Forest Digest — Week of September 12, 2016

  • Deer

September 16th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week's forest digest, learn about a dinosaur with ideal camouflage for forests, how sea level rise is killing coastal forests, how certain tree species can detect when they're being eaten by deer and how one nature photographer hopes to shine light on the connection between Alaska's forests, people and salmon.Read More

Getting Serious about Soil Part 3: Water to Wasteland

  • Peruvian Andes

September 15th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

In our final installment of our series on soil, find out how deforestation in the Peruvian Andes has led to soil degradation and water insecurity, but hasn’t been able to lift rural farmers out of poverty. Find out how shade-grown coffee has the potential to prevent further deforestation while increasing farmer’s food sovereignty and financial security. Read More
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