Category Archive: Big Tree

Why I’m Here: The Necessity of Policy for Environmental Protection and Conservation

By Andy Logan, Policy Intern It is safe to say that my surroundings have had the greatest impact on my interests and how I ended up working as a policy intern at American Forests. I was born and raised in the mountains of western North Carolina, and this is where I call home. Living in […]

Forest Digest – Week of January 18, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Five reasons to be optimistic about the future of forests — World Economic Forum 2015 marked a strong year for forests with the outcome of the climate summit in Paris. This recent article details a list of reasons for the continued success of […]

American Forests Named Official Green Partner of 22nd Annual SAG Awards

By Lea Sloan, Vice President of Communications This morning, the stars literally aligned for American Forests, thanks to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. A little more than a week before the 22nd annual presentation of the SAG Awards and live television broadcast (Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. ET on TBS and TNT), American Forests was […]

American Forests Partners with Verizon, NFL to Make Super Bowl 50 “Green”

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Communications Intern American Forests is excited to announce a partnership with the National Football League (NFL), the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee and Verizon to plant trees on behalf of Super Bowl 50. Our partnership goes beyond February 7th’s big game as we work in 2016 to plant 28,500 trees as part […]

Forest Digest – Week of January 11, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Trees: Helping Cities Solve Climate Change — Huffington Post An often overlooked aspect of controlling carbon? Urban Forests. Read about the benefits of having more trees in our cities in efforts to fight climate change. Vines Are the Hipsters of Tropical Forests–Fast Increasing […]

And the award goes to…Best Trees in Film History

With movie awards season in full swing, we wanted to take a look at some of the biggest and best tree performances over the course of film history. And, as the official green partner of the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. ET on TBS and TNT), these are a few […]

Restoring the Longleaf Pine on Tyndall Air Force Base

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern Now that the weather is getting colder and colder in so many parts of the country, many of us have fantasized of moving to Florida. Well, many tree and animal species are lucky enough to call the sunshine state home. And, thanks to American Forests’ partnership with the Longleaf Alliance […]

Forest Digest – Week of January 4, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Need help keeping your New Year’s resolutions? Forests can help keep you on track! — TreeHugger.com There is traditionally a common theme among New Year’s resolutions. In this article, find out how forests can play a role in helping you achieve many of […]

Go Green: 2016 Green New Year’s Resolutions

As 2016 kicks it into gear, many are setting resolutions for the new year — to be healthier, to spend more time disconnected from technology or to travel more, just to name a few. So, we thought it would be fun to see what people are resolving to do this year in efforts to help […]

Into The Woods

“You can smell the forest from here.” My younger brother Chad, who was visiting me in San Francisco from San Diego, and I were were still winding along California Highway 1 about a mile or so from the entrance to Muir Woods National Monument when I commented on the fragrance wafting around the natural treasure […]