Category Archive: Big Tree

Forest Digest — Week of June 8, 2015

It’s been a big week for forests both at home and abroad. Stay up-to-date with the latest Forest Digest! Forests Win Big In Bonn Climate Breakthrough – The Huffington Post In an unexpected display of international cooperation, representatives at the UN climates talks in Bonn agreed on a drafted proposal of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and […]

Meet our new VP of conservation programs

Jeff Lerner recently came to American Forests as our new vice president of conservation programs. We’re excited for the diverse experience he’s bringing to the position and the organization — and we think you should be excited too! From his favorite in-the-field story to why he works in conservation, read more about Jeff. Q: Why […]

GR25: Replanting after the Hayman Fire

As many in the western U.S. begin to brace themselves for the upcoming fire season, we are reminded of a gargantuan wildfire that recently had its 13-year anniversary. On June 8, 2002, the human-caused Hayman Fire broke out 95 miles southwest of Denver. Allegedly ignited from a small, burning letter, and aided by a longstanding […]

Forest Digest — Week of June 1, 2015

It’s June’s first Forest Digest and we’ve got quite the line-up! How Europe’s climate policies led to more U.S. trees being cut down — The Washington Post In a new analysis released June 2, researchers are casting doubt on a key argument used to justify the cutting of Southern forests to make fuel for European […]

Policy Update: Fire Suppression Funding Legislation

American Forests, as part of the Partner Caucus on Fire Suppression Funding Solutions, urges Congress to find a lasting solution for wildfire suppression funding. Currently, wildfire suppression is funded at the 10-year average. When suppression costs exceed the budget, the USDA Forest Service (USFS) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) are forced to borrow […]

Forest Digest — Week of May 25, 2015

We took a Memorial Day weekend break, but back at it again with May’s last Forest Digest. Key habitat, other benefits in urban forested parcels — Statesman Journal Cynthia Orlando of Springfield from the Oregon Department of Forestry discusses urban green space and how it serves as essential wildlife habitat. Key Steps to Saving Latin […]

GR25: Reforesting a unique bog in 2005

As the weather begins heating up and formerly dry, cool air gives way to hot temps and humidity — as we in D.C. know all too well! — the current climate encourages a discussion and reminder about arguably one of the most important local ecosystems to many countries worldwide: wetlands. Fostering a myriad of benefits […]

Striking the right chord

Nick Colesanti, Vice President, Supply Chain, Martin Guitar Old-growth forests provide protection for watersheds, habitats for wildlife and wonderful recreational areas. But they also provide wood for musical instruments. For years, the finest woods for the world’s best instruments have come from these forests. Martin Guitar is concerned about sustainability because as human populations and […]

Forest Digest — Week of May 11, 2015

The weekend is here, but before you settle in for some R&R, take a look at this Friday’s Forest Digest. Harvard Forest report: Valuable Mass. ecosystems shrinking — Worcester Telegram Researchers at Harvard Forest, Harvard University’s laboratory for ecological research, found in a new study that development is causing forest ecosystems across Massachusetts to shrink. […]

GR25: Putting the “Global” in Global ReLeaf

Naturally, American Forests predominantly works to protect and restore urban and wildland forests within the United States. However, what happens when there is critical need across the entire globe or when migrating wildlife species continue to make their journey for thousands of miles, regardless of political borders? American Forests’ Global ReLeaf was partially founded on […]