Category Archive: Blog


Forest Digest – Week of April 25, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! This week, each article corresponds to the element of water as part of our Earth Month campaign and why #WeNeedForests. 20 random reasons to really love trees — Treehugger.com In honor of national Arbor Day, here’s a list of reasons trees are so […]

American Forests & the Alcoa Foundation Partner in 2016 to Plant 470,000 Trees

Last year marked the fifth year of our partnership with the Alcoa Foundation, working towards their goal of planting 10 million trees by 2020. Together, we’ve planted more than 1.14 million trees in that time, and the equivalent of 250,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide have been absorbed by these plantings annually. These projects have […]

7 Must-Visit Waterfalls across the U.S.

By Shandra Furtado, Communications Intern Forests and water share an important relationship, but the combination of these two natural beauties sure makes a site to behold! So, for all you hikers and outdoor lovers, here is a list of some of our favorite waterfalls found in National Parks and Forests throughout the United States. Bird Woman […]

The Important Relationship between Forests and Water

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Communications Intern There are few resources, if any, more vital to life than water. Whether it be drinking water, or water in our homes for bathing and cleaning dishes, not one day goes by that we don’t need and use water. The average American uses an estimated 80-100 gallons of water per day. […]

Forest Digest – Week of April 18, 2016

Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! This week, each article corresponds to the element of air as part of our Earth Month campaign and why #WeNeedForests. Stop ruining the future — CNN This recent article from CNN identifies ways seven ways in which we can help our environment for […]

The Best Way to Celebrate Earth Day in 10 U.S. Cities

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen, Communications Intern Tomorrow is Earth Day, the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, and came about as an idea by then U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. The idea came to him after witnessing the environmental destruction of the 1969 massive oil spill in […]

Conservation for the Future: An Interview with Ryan Reynolds

As we inch closer to Earth Day, we’re continuing to highlight a very special partnership that has helped plant millions of trees: our 20-year partnership with Eddie Bauer. As part of The One Tree Initiative, we’ve been sharing a little behind-the-scenes look into what drives an interest in conservation from actor and activist, Ryan Reynolds, […]

The Important Relationship between Forests and Air

By Shandra Furtado, Communications Intern We’ve all heard it — we need oxygen from trees to survive. It’s the primary campaign from tree lovers around the world in our quest to save the forests. However, although oxygen is important for survival, it is not the only air quality improvement maneuver for which trees should be praised. […]

Preserving Our Forests: An Interview with Ryan Reynolds

For so many of us, being out in nature has been a transformative experience. As we continue through Earth Week, we’ve been talking about our partnership with Eddie Bauer and The One Tree Initiative, and learning why actor and activist Ryan Reynolds, Eddie Bauer’s philanthropic ambassador to our partnership of 20 years with the outdoor […]

Celebrate Earth Month 2016 with American Forests and Our Partners

This Earth Month, American Forests is thrilled to highlight promotional campaigns of some of our amazing partners. By participating, you can help our partners contribute even more to our forest restoration work! During Earth Month DISH Network: During the month of April, DISH Network is encouraging customers to go paperless! For every existing customer who […]