Category Archive: Big Tree

New COP21 Climate Agreement Provides Progress, Values Role of Forests

By Etienne Laffargue, Policy Intern “This is truly a historic moment,” said ban-Ki-moon regarding last Saturday, when negotiators of 195 nations agreed to a deal aiming to keep average temperature increases “well below 2 degrees Celsius,” in an effort to avoid catastrophic consequences of climate change. The Secretary General of the United Nations applauded the […]

GR25: Planting along the Anacostia in 1991

Welcome back, ReLeaf enthusiasts! While it’s been a long road and we’re entering the home stretch, this week’s journey certainly isn’t too far from home for us here at American Forests. In fact, we’re venturing just across D.C. borders to replant with our northern neighbor, Maryland, at the Anacostia River Park! During this 1991 venture, […]

Forest Digest – Week of December 7, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Delegates at Climate Talks Focus on Saving the World’s Forests — New York Times As the 21st Conference of the Parties to the U.N. climate convention (COP 21) comes to a close today in Paris, learn about the emphasis placed on forests during the talks […]

COP21: Where Forests Fit in at the Paris Climate Talks

By Andrew Bell, Policy Intern Before the sun even had its chance to rise on Monday morning, November 30, 2015, speculative chatter of what was to come at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the U.N. climate convention (COP 21) had escalated to a roar. Reports of the Bill Gates-spearheaded billionaire climate club surfaced […]

Wildfires Extend Beyond the Wild in Bastrop, Tex.

By Amelia Loeb, Communications Intern Wildfires scorch more than just wild vegetation. They extend beyond the forest, where one might go hiking over the weekend, and impact the lives of thousands of people. Climate change and severe weather patterns create conditions favorable for wildfires of increased severity. These fires spread more easily and burn at […]

Forest Digest – Week of November 30, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Forests in spotlight at Paris climate talks — Nature. com With the climate talks taking place in Paris this week and next, forests are a particularly hot topic, both in terms of their importance to fighting climate change as well as the growing […]

5 Tips for the Perfect Christmas Tree

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Marketing and Communications Intern Here are some quick and easy tips to make sure you pick the best tree and keep it fresh all holiday season long! Trust your source When picking the perfect Christmas tree, make sure you go somewhere that you trust that provides top-quality trees. This year, American Forests is […]

GR25: Restoring Tropical Forests in Hawaii in 1992

Lush tropical forests, brightly colored birds and pristine beaches: here in our D.C.-based office, these are all images that certainly evoke envy on a cold, misty December day. They also represent the next site of our 25-year Global ReLeaf journey: Hawaii, the incredibly biodiverse archipelago that comprises our 50th state. But, with how naturally beautiful […]

Forest Digest – Week of November 23, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! How a Forest Responds to the Threatening Heat of 2100 — Scientific American The U.S. Forest Service’s experiment in Puerto Rico tests how tropical rainforests will respond to rising temperatures. It’s one of the first experiments to model a realistic global climate system. It’s […]

10 Reasons to Be Thankful for Forests

As we take time during the holiday season to focus on the things we are most thankful for, we think it’s important to take a moment to consider just a few of the many reasons we should be thankful for forests and the benefits they provide us. 1. Forests provide clean water. Approximately 180 million […]