Category Archive: Big Tree

Celebrate Earth Month 2016 with American Forests and Our Partners

This Earth Month, American Forests is thrilled to highlight promotional campaigns of some of our amazing partners. By participating, you can help our partners contribute even more to our forest restoration work! During Earth Month DISH Network: During the month of April, DISH Network is encouraging customers to go paperless! For every existing customer who […]

The Outdoors is a Playground: An Interview with Ryan Reynolds

As we celebrate Earth Week, we wanted to share why actor and activist, Ryan Reynolds — who is Eddie Bauer’s philanthropic ambassador to our partnership of 20 years with the outdoor brand — has a personal connection to conservation and reforestation. When he was young, Reynolds spent time in nature — forests, rivers and mountains […]

Forest Digest – Week of April 11, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! This week, each article corresponds to the element of earth as part of our Earth Month campaign and why #WeNeedForests. The Microscopic Critters in the Soil Are Essential for Healthy Ecosystems, but Climate Chance Is Threatening Their Existence — Alternet.org With climate change […]

5 Wildlife Species That Need Forests and Earth

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Communications Intern Earth is the foundation upon which any forest thrives. Without earth, seeds would not be able to receive the vital nutrients in order to grow. But, the soils of the Earth depend on forests, too — plants and decaying matter play an important role in the creation of new soil […]

The Important Relationship between Forests and Earth

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Communications Intern Soil, a complex and variable medium made up of mineral particles, organic matter, water, air and living organisms, is one of the most important components of a forest ecosystem. For millions of years, soils have provided the necessary foundation for trees and entire woodland ecosystems. It helps to regulate important ecosystem […]

Forest Digest – Week of April 04, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! This week, each article corresponds to the element of fire as part of our Earth Month campaign and why #WeNeedForests. Like Fungi in the Bank: Sierra Nevada Forests Invest in Fire-Withstanding Fungi — California Magazine Fire resistant fungi spores could be a crucial […]

Big Tree Madness 2016: And the Winner Is…

By Shandra Furtado, Communications Intern Congratulations to Missouri’s white basswood, our 2016 Big Tree Madness Champion! In a match-up with first-time finalist New Hampshire and its pitch pine, Missouri won with 59 percent of the votes — the closest championship margin ever! This is Missouri’s second year in a row — and third overall — to […]

The Important Relationship between Forests and Fire

By Shandra Furtado, Communications Intern Fire: the ultimate debate between friend and foe. Our use of fire is what makes us human, while its power of destruction drives our fears. Since the beginning, we have had a natural urge to control and dominate fire. In the past century, however, the suppression of low-intensity natural forest fire […]

Forest Digest – Week of March 28, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Each article corresponds to one of the elements —Earth, air, fire and water — in our “Elements of Forests” Earth Month campaign and why #WeNeedForests. Fire: Record Wildfire Comes to Kansas, as Do Lifesaving Neighbors — New York Times The largest wildfire recorded […]

Earth Month 2016: The Elements of Forests

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Communications Intern There are four elements believed by many cultures to be fundamental to life: earth, air, fire and water. Though these four fundamental elements have not changed — they are constantly evolving, building and shaping the environment around us, including our world’s forests. Without a sufficient supply of water, our forests […]