Category Archive: Big Tree

Why I’m Here: Making Life Greener for American City Dwellers

By Etienne Laffargue, Policy Intern On Thursday, October 15th, I began my internship at American Forests. In the building elevator, I could already feel the excitement and the butterflies in my stomach. After all, I had been anticipating this moment for more than two months and was very excited to arrive! As a Frenchman, I […]

American Forests and Alcoa Foundation: Year Three of a Globally-Driven Collaboration

By Andrew Bell, Policy Intern The Partnership for Trees’ torch was carried fervently into 2013, furthering a continual success characterized by community engagement and a thoughtful approach to outreach. With over 177,000 trees planted, 19 projects implemented and 1,200 acres of land restored, American Forests and Alcoa Foundation kept the foot on the gas in […]

Forest Digest – Week of October 12, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Why Restoring Nature Could Be the Key to Fighting Climate Change — Time A recent study published in the journal Nature provides strong evidence that restoring biodiversity will strengthen ecosystems’ ability to combat climate change. Forests: Protected and ‘Intact’ Forests Fell at ‘Alarming’ […]

GR25: Getting Down and Dirty with Tree Planting in 1995

When one thinks of Oklahoma, one thinks of plains, great comfort food, and friendly down-to-earth residents. But, with vast expanses of grasslands, what does Oklahoma offer in terms of forests? Oklahoma is actually considered a crossroads for a variety of forest types: western grassland meets eastern woodlands, while there are Ozark hardwoods, nearby Ponderosa pines […]

Forest Digest – Week of October 5, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! In the fight to stop climate change, forests are a vital weapon — The Guardian Leading up to the climate change summit in Paris next month, many countries are announcing their commitments to reducing greenhouse gasses, and forests are playing a vital role. […]

10 Trees You’ll Fall in Love With This Season

By Amelia Loeb, Communications Intern Autumn in the northern hemisphere means leaves transitioning through vibrant hues.  Here’s our list highlighting some of the most beautiful tree species to keep an eye out for throughout the fall. But don’t take our word for it, get outside and make your own list! Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua Native to […]

American Forests & Alcoa Foundation: Year Two of a Globally-Driven Collaboration

By Andrew Bell, Policy Intern For part two of the “Partnership for Trees” celebratory blog series, we’ll take a glance back at 2012, a year that brought nine projects and more than 270,000 new trees to life. Here’s two more projects that showcase not only versatility and a commitment to restoration, but also the partnership’s […]

Forest Digest – Week of September 28, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Could forests store more carbon as the climate warms? — A new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey was published on Monday revealing that public lands may potentially play a very valuable role in the nation’s effort to combat greenhouse gas […]

Riparian Restoration on the Upper Greenbrier River

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern West Virginia is known as the mountain state or the coal state to most people, but to me it is home. I was born and raised in a state filled with natural beauty that seemed to stretch as far as the eye could see and where trout streams ran on […]

GR25: Planting Trees in Response to Disaster in 1996

Trees and forests emanate innumerable benefits for humans — they are nature’s simultaneous cleaning crew, carbon sinks and aesthetic enhancers. However, they can also be incredible healers, protectors and signs of both hope and remembrance when most needed. For American Forests’ Global ReLeaf program, 1996 marked an extremely successful year, with hundreds of thousands of […]