Category Archive: Big Tree

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 […]

The Legend of Sleepy Trees

By Amelia Loeb, Communications Intern Year after year, when daylight grows shorter and each day grows colder, the trees in the forest know of winter’s approach. Some let go of their leaves, some let themselves freeze, but they all slow their growth to prepare for winter’s snow. Listen closely to the marvelous tale of tree […]

Forest Digest – Week of November 2, 2015

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! Oldest Tree In The U.K. Is Changing Its Sex, And Scientists Are Shocked — Huffington Post After what has thought to have been a nearly 5,000 year life, a tree in in Perthshire, Scotland has a new trick up its trunk and is […]

Unique Tree Species around the World

By Amelia Loeb, Communications Intern In this fun list, we’ve highlighted a tree species native to each continent to showcase the beautiful diversity of trees across our planet. Take a look at the science behind how certain trees’ functions have adapted to their environments. North America Devil’s Walkingstick Aralia spinosa Native to the eastern and […]

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 […]