Category Archive: Big Tree

Forest Digest — Week of January 26, 2015

Get ready to end this month in style! See what’s making tree headlines with the latest Forest Digest! “Melbourne’s trees bombarded with emailed love letters” — The Guardian If only trees could talk! Well, in Melbourne, Australia, they can email! As part of a community awareness initiative, the city assigned each of its 70,000 trees […]

Forest Digest — Week of January 19, 2015

Kick off the weekend right! Dive into the latest Forest Digest, and catch up on all your tree related news. “Warmer Temperatures May Cause Different Trees To Thrive In North American Forests” — Design Trend Researchers at the University of Minnesota, show that the boreal forests that line the U.S.–Canada border might see a shift […]

GR25: Longleaf pine in 2014

Happy New Year! In 2014, amidst numerous despondent stories of Ebola, MH370 and more, American Forests worked to instill resiliency for a species that has long undergone devastation of its own: the longleaf pine. If you live in the southern U.S. or follow American Forests, you know the story all too well. The longleaf pine, […]

On our way to 50 million trees!

This year, we will partner with local organizations to plant more than 1.7 million trees in 35 projects in 19 U.S. states and seven countries around the world. Since its inception 25 years ago, American Forests’ Global ReLeaf program has completed more than 1,000 projects, planting nearly 50 million trees in all 50 U.S. states […]

Forest Digest — Week of January 5, 2015

We’re kicking off the New Year right with our first Forest Digest of 2015! Here’s what’s been going on in the world of forests: “Pretty Tree Maps Showing the State of American Forests in 1884 “ — Slate Take a look at some great maps of American forests in 1884 courtesy of a forest census […]

25 years of Global ReLeaf

While the world watched the space shuttle Discovery place the Hubble Space Telescope in orbit 25 years ago, American Forests was also launching a stellar program: Global ReLeaf. Though we had dipped our toe in the water of forest reforestation before 1990, this was the first year we committed to supporting multiple large-scale, on-the-ground projects. […]

Trees and Pests: A different pathway

By Faith Campbell, Emeritus environmental advocate and tree-pest expert My previous blogs examined the risk to American forests from insects introduced by traveling on crates, pallets and other forms of wood packaging material (WPM). A second pathway for the introduction of tree-killing insects and disease pathogens is imports of live plants. Close to two-thirds of […]

Up close and personal: Tree climbing

By Lea Sloan, Vice President of Communications When I was invited to get a lesson in how to climb a tree with ropes by Peter and Patty Jenkins, husband and wife partners in Tree Climbers International (TCI), based in Atlanta, my adventurous side instantly said “YES!” But in the back of my mind I wondered […]

Forest Digest — Week of December 15

It’s the last Forest Digest of 2014! With some of our staff out over the next few weeks, we won’t be reporting on the forestry news from around the world until Jan. 9! “Report suggests forest-cutting can have an immediate effect on climate” — The Washington Post Researchers say in a new report released this […]

Forest Digest — Week of December 1

We hope you had a happy Thanksgiving with your family and friends! Even if you’re still stuffed from the turkey — or Tofurky for our vegetarians out there — we have a healthy helping of the latest forest news, so check out this week’s Forest Digest: “In a Queens Forest, Compiling a Picture of Urban […]