Category Archive: Blog

Forest Digest — Week of February 2, 2015

After an eventful week of celebrating wetlands and forest creatures, start the weekend with the most recent tree news in Forest Digest. Tree species influence boreal forest fire behavior and subsequent effects on climate — According to a study by a UC—Irvine scientist, fires that burn black spruce, as species found in Canada and […]

GR25: Whitebark pine in 2013

Welcome Back! As we continue our journey back to 1990, we are bringing you the perilous story of the whitebark pine. As you will read, 2013 was only one of the many years American Forests worked protecting and restoring the whitebark pine, and if you follow us you may know this story and how our […]

Policy Update: President’s FY2016 Budget

The president’s FY2016 budget was released on Monday, February 2. It is reflective of the Administration’s priorities for increased conservation efforts, the President’s Climate Action Plan and smart budget solutions for dealing with wildfire suppression. This signal from the White House regarding an overall increase in conservation programs supports American Forests’ mission to restore threatened […]

Celebrating Banrock Station’s commitment to wetlands

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern Today is World Wetland Day, and though our friends at Banrock Station, an eco-wine company from Down Under, celebrated the occasion over 12 hours ago, we feel we should kick off our commemoration — and continue theirs — with a highlight of the work they’re doing to support wetlands. Since […]

Forest Digest — Week of January 26, 2015

Get ready to end this month in style! See what’s making tree headlines with the latest Forest Digest! “Melbourne’s trees bombarded with emailed love letters” — The Guardian If only trees could talk! Well, in Melbourne, Australia, they can email! As part of a community awareness initiative, the city assigned each of its 70,000 trees […]

Forest Digest — Week of January 19, 2015

Kick off the weekend right! Dive into the latest Forest Digest, and catch up on all your tree related news. “Warmer Temperatures May Cause Different Trees To Thrive In North American Forests” — Design Trend Researchers at the University of Minnesota, show that the boreal forests that line the U.S.–Canada border might see a shift […]

GR25: Longleaf pine in 2014

Happy New Year! In 2014, amidst numerous despondent stories of Ebola, MH370 and more, American Forests worked to instill resiliency for a species that has long undergone devastation of its own: the longleaf pine. If you live in the southern U.S. or follow American Forests, you know the story all too well. The longleaf pine, […]

On our way to 50 million trees!

This year, we will partner with local organizations to plant more than 1.7 million trees in 35 projects in 19 U.S. states and seven countries around the world. Since its inception 25 years ago, American Forests’ Global ReLeaf program has completed more than 1,000 projects, planting nearly 50 million trees in all 50 U.S. states […]

Forest Digest — Week of January 5, 2015

We’re kicking off the New Year right with our first Forest Digest of 2015! Here’s what’s been going on in the world of forests: “Pretty Tree Maps Showing the State of American Forests in 1884 “ — Slate Take a look at some great maps of American forests in 1884 courtesy of a forest census […]

25 years of Global ReLeaf

While the world watched the space shuttle Discovery place the Hubble Space Telescope in orbit 25 years ago, American Forests was also launching a stellar program: Global ReLeaf. Though we had dipped our toe in the water of forest reforestation before 1990, this was the first year we committed to supporting multiple large-scale, on-the-ground projects. […]