Category Archive: Blog

A look at our partnership with the Alcoa Foundation

By Sydney Mucha, Communications Intern As part as Alcoa Foundation’s Partnership for Trees Program, Alcoa is committed to plant 10 million trees by 2020, a portion of which they’ll plant with American Forests. More than 900,000 trees have been planted so far and the equivalent of 250,000 metric tons of CO2 have been absorbed by […]

Planting made easy this Earth Day

Throughout the year, American Forests is happy to feature some of our amazing partners who contribute to our reforestation efforts through great campaigns of their own. Eddie Bauer — To celebrate a 20-year partnership, from today until Earth Day — April 22 — Eddie Bauer is making its “Add a Dollar, Plant a Tree” option […]

Forest Digest — Week of April 13, 2015

Now that spring has sprung, go outside and enjoy the nice weather! But be sure to read the latest Forest Digest first! Alaska yellow cedar closer to Endangered Species Act protection — Los Angeles Times The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that the Alaska yellow cedar may soon be listed in the […]

Water Week helps illustrate how trees clean water

Deanne Buckman, Policy Intern This week is Water Week here in U.S. Water and wastewater professionals from communities across the country will come together to consider and advocate for national policies that advance clean and safe waters for a healthier environment. They will share perspectives, collaborate on solutions, meet with members of Congress and other […]

GR 25: “Digging it” in 2008

While 2008 was marked as a year of uncertainty in our nation’s capital thanks in large part to the Great Recession, one thing was certain — the environment can’t always wait, and there was plenty of restoration work to be done! In 2008, American Forests partnered with Timberland to plant 331 urban trees at the […]

The acorn experiment

By Lea Sloan, Vice President of Communications When was the last time you really looked at an acorn? For me, before last fall, it had been a very long time. And when I did, I noticed that acorns really are tiny time capsules for what could become the biggest trees in a yard or park […]

Forest Digest — Week of April 6, 2015

Don’t let the rain get you down. Use the latest Forest Digest to perk right back up! How do you plant 1 billion trees a year? With drones, of course — treehugger BioCarbon Engineering, a UK company, has come up with a tech-savvy way of combating deforestation. The company uses drones to first map potential […]

Five years later, new report outlines successes and
challenges of CFLR program

Deanne Buckman, Policy Intern I think it is safe to say that, to some degree, all Americans utilize the invaluable resource that is the forest. Forests impact many aspects of life including filtering the water we drink, absorbing carbon emissions that would otherwise contribute to global warming, and providing space for a variety of other […]

Forest Digest — Week of March 30, 2015

Kick off the Holiday Weekend in style with the latest Forest Digest! Deforestation is messing with our weather and our food- — Deforestation is often used to make way for agricultural fields, and while this is known to have an impact on global food production, researchers have found new evidence that this effect is […]

GR25: Reforesting America’s Last Frontier

Welcome back, time travelers! In honor of the ever-anticipated spring season before us, we’re heading on a journey to a place that reminds us that, in reality, it could always be colder — like Chiniak, Alaska, for example! While the United States was reeling economically from The Great Recession in 2009, forestry work and environmental […]