Category Archive: Big Tree

GR25: Restoring Tropical Forests in Hawaii in 1992

Lush tropical forests, brightly colored birds and pristine beaches: here in our D.C.-based office, these are all images that certainly evoke envy on a cold, misty December day. They also represent the next site of our 25-year Global ReLeaf journey: Hawaii, the incredibly biodiverse archipelago that comprises our 50th state. But, with how naturally beautiful […]

Forest Digest – Week of November 23, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! How a Forest Responds to the Threatening Heat of 2100 — Scientific American The U.S. Forest Service’s experiment in Puerto Rico tests how tropical rainforests will respond to rising temperatures. It’s one of the first experiments to model a realistic global climate system. It’s […]

10 Reasons to Be Thankful for Forests

As we take time during the holiday season to focus on the things we are most thankful for, we think it’s important to take a moment to consider just a few of the many reasons we should be thankful for forests and the benefits they provide us. 1. Forests provide clean water. Approximately 180 million […]

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

By Andrew Bell, Policy Intern In the final installment of this five-part glance at the Partnership for Trees, we’ll briefly look at a handful of 2015’s ongoing projects sponsored by this storied collaboration. But, perhaps most importantly, there is a distinction to be made; this may be the last piece of our celebratory storytelling, but […]

Forest Digest – Week of November 16, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! 360 Million Years Ago, The Earth Was On Fire — Forbes Based on recently published research, this article looks at the history of, and relationship between, forests and fire. Ancient Fossil Forests Discovered in the Arctic — Discovery News Recent studies in the […]

Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Around this time of the year, we start frequently hearing the phrase “it’s better to give than to receive.” It’s certainly true, but what if this holiday season, you could give in two ways with just one gift? One great way to do this is to give the gift of trees to your loved ones. […]

GR25: Reforesting Former Strip Mines in 1993

As our journey continues in 1993, we venture into reforesting the aftermath of a practice that had been going on for much longer than 22 years — and a venture that is still equally important today, as evidenced by both past and present Global ReLeaf work. This undertaking involves none other than the reclamation and […]

Forest Digest – Week of November 9, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Blazing our way to Apocalyse: The Unexamined Source of Our Climate Catastrophe— An examination of the U.S. pellet industry and its unacknowledged, but massive, impact on climate change. Poor Countries Do More When It Comes to Saving Forests — Scientific American In […]

Clear, Cold & Perfect: American Forests Plants 50 Millionth Tree alongside Eddie Bauer, Ryan Reynolds

By Lea Sloan, Vice President of Communications As Eddie Bauer president and CEO, Mike Egeck, said to the media on the morning of November 11, 2015, “This is the kind of weather Eddie Bauer clothes are made for.” November 11th dawned to a clear blue sky and a crisp 27 degrees for the planting of […]

The Meaning of 50 Million Trees: Scott Steen Speech

Scott Steen, president and CEO of American Forests, gave the following speech on Wednesday, November 11th, at the planting of American Forests’ 50 millionth tree. “There is a Chinese proverb that says ‘The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.’ Well, 25 years ago, American Forests […]