Category Archive: Big Tree

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

By Andrew Bell, Policy Intern In The Partnership for Trees’ fourth year, American Forests and Alcoa Foundation teamed up to plant more than 220,000 trees and restore nearly 900 acres. Twenty-four projects across the world were financially secured and given a push towards achieving their goals. All the while, we drew ever nearer to the […]

Forest Digest – Week of October 26, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Indonesia’s forest fires threaten a third of world’s wild orangutans — The Guardian Recent satellite images have revealed that, since July, several thousand fires have reached Indonesia’s national parks and primary forests, threatening nearly one-third of the world’s population of wild orangutans, as […]

Haiti Reborn: Restoring Natural Habitats in Gros-Morne, Artibonite, Haiti

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern Even before 2010, Haiti was considered a struggling country. The land was exploited for natural resources, farming took over and what little infrastructure there was had not been kept up to date. Then, the unimaginable happened in 2010; an earthquake struck on January 12th, killing anywhere from 100,000-200,000[1] people, damaging houses, […]

GR25: Planting for the Gopher Tortoise in 1994

We’re nearing the finish line, Global ReLeaf enthusiasts! If there’s one story that conjures images of finish lines, it would be none other than the illustrious tale of the tortoise and the hare — a tale that reminds each of us of the virtues of patience. After all, slow and steady wins the race! But, […]

Celebrating 140 Years of Urban & Wildland Forest Protection & Restoration: Chief Tom Tidwell Speech

On Monday, October 26, 2015, American Forests hosted a ceremonial tree planting at the East Capitol Urban Farm in honor of its 140th anniversary and to recognize the signing of a new MOU with the U.S. Forest Service. During the ceremony, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell gave the following remarks: “Good afternoon! It’s a pleasure to […]

Celebrating 140 Years of Urban & Wildland Forest Protection & Restoration: Scott Steen Speech

On Monday, October 26, 2015, American Forests hosted a ceremonial tree planting at the East Capitol Urban Farm in honor of its 140th anniversary and to recognize the signing of a new MOU with the U.S. Forest Service. During the ceremony, Scott Steen, President & CEO of American Forests, gave the following remarks: “Before the theory of […]

Celebrating 140 Years of Urban & Wildland Forest Protection & Restoration: Dr. Dwane Jones Speech

On Monday, October 26, 2015, American Forests hosted a ceremonial tree planting at the East Capitol Urban Farm in honor of its 140th anniversary and to recognize the signing of a new MOU with the U.S. Forest Service. During the ceremony, Dr. Dwane Jones, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development College of Agriculture, Urban […]

Forest Digest – Week of October 19, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! US forests under threat as demand for wood-based biofuels grows – report — The Guardian A report recently released by the Natural Resources Defense Council revealed that increased wood pellet exports for biofuels, particularly to Europe, are threatening “ecologically important” forests in the […]

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 […]