Category Archive: Big Tree

8 Creative Ways to Recycle, or Reuse, Your Christmas Tree

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Marketing and Communications Intern There’s so much more that can be done with your Christmas tree besides throwing it away! From festive decorations to functional garden helpers, here are a few tips on how to make the most of your Christmas tree this year. 1. Living Bird Feeder A whole Christmas tree makes […]

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GR25: Planting Our First Global ReLeaf Tree in 1990

Welcome to the simultaneous finish line and starting line, Global ReLeaf enthusiasts! Indeed, this week’s journey — the final of a 25-year endeavor — takes us all the way back to our very first Global ReLeaf project. Before Global ReLeaf blossomed into the successful restoration effort it is today (50 million trees and counting!), our […]

Forest Digest – Week of December 14, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! We’ll Always Have Paris: Climate Change Success Runs Through Forests — Huffington Post Forests received much-deserved recognition at the climate summit in Paris, which has strong implications for the United States as our forests store 800 million tons of carbon a year. Some […]

New COP21 Climate Agreement Provides Progress, Values Role of Forests

By Etienne Laffargue, Policy Intern “This is truly a historic moment,” said ban-Ki-moon regarding last Saturday, when negotiators of 195 nations agreed to a deal aiming to keep average temperature increases “well below 2 degrees Celsius,” in an effort to avoid catastrophic consequences of climate change. The Secretary General of the United Nations applauded the […]

GR25: Planting along the Anacostia in 1991

Welcome back, ReLeaf enthusiasts! While it’s been a long road and we’re entering the home stretch, this week’s journey certainly isn’t too far from home for us here at American Forests. In fact, we’re venturing just across D.C. borders to replant with our northern neighbor, Maryland, at the Anacostia River Park! During this 1991 venture, […]

Forest Digest – Week of December 7, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Delegates at Climate Talks Focus on Saving the World’s Forests — New York Times As the 21st Conference of the Parties to the U.N. climate convention (COP 21) comes to a close today in Paris, learn about the emphasis placed on forests during the talks […]

COP21: Where Forests Fit in at the Paris Climate Talks

By Andrew Bell, Policy Intern Before the sun even had its chance to rise on Monday morning, November 30, 2015, speculative chatter of what was to come at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the U.N. climate convention (COP 21) had escalated to a roar. Reports of the Bill Gates-spearheaded billionaire climate club surfaced […]

Wildfires Extend Beyond the Wild in Bastrop, Tex.

By Amelia Loeb, Communications Intern Wildfires scorch more than just wild vegetation. They extend beyond the forest, where one might go hiking over the weekend, and impact the lives of thousands of people. Climate change and severe weather patterns create conditions favorable for wildfires of increased severity. These fires spread more easily and burn at […]

Forest Digest – Week of November 30, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Forests in spotlight at Paris climate talks — Nature. com With the climate talks taking place in Paris this week and next, forests are a particularly hot topic, both in terms of their importance to fighting climate change as well as the growing […]