Category Archive: Global ReLeaf

This Is It! The Quest for a New Champion Sugar Pine

Finding a champion tree is certainly an adventure! So, we wanted to share this vivid account of the quest to find a sugar pine that is pending nomination as a champion, as told by Carl Casey, nominator of the current sugar pine co-champion.  I was pushing my way slowly through a dense thicket of small […]

GR25: Partying Like It’s 1999…And Saving Salmon

For today’s blog post, we’re gonna party like it’s 1999 with an unlikely hero (after all, you can still party like it’s 1999 if you don’t have legs!). Indeed, the star of today’s show is none other than the threatened salmon, and it has been quite a journey for the past several years! As with […]

Forest Digest – Week of August 10, 2015

This week’s forest digest has the trends for wildfires and China’s environmental future. How Megafires are Remaking American Forests – National Geographic As climate change worsens, fires of a scale never seen before are running rampant across the west, and forests are responding differently than before. APP takes big move to restore forests ahead of […]

How Wildfires Are Burning through the U.S. Forest Service Budget

By David May, Communications Intern A report released by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) earlier this month has revealed a stunning increase in wildfire suppression costs. This past year, more than half of the organization’s budget went to fire suppression, a first in USFS history and a stark comparison to the 16 percent of the […]

How Urban Forests Can Help Mitigate ADHD Symptoms

By Conrad Kabbaz, Policy Intern It is widely known that urban forests improve air quality, but could green spaces be the solution to one of the most common childhood disorders? Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, affects 10 percent of American children. Symptoms include difficulty focusing, high impulsivity, and restlessness, all of which can negatively impact academic […]

Forest Digest – Week of August 3, 2015

Here’s the past week of all things forest, it’s your Forest Digest. EPA releases Clean Power Plan, uncertainty for biomass remains – Biomass Magazine In the recent legislation released by the EPA, the use of biomass for energy is regarded favorably; however, regulations for it are vague. More detailed rules are hoped to follow. US […]

GR25: Giving Back to Celebrated Stewards of the Earth in 2000

During the turn of the millennium, a lot of uncertainty abounded across America.  Many of us can remember holding our breath the evening of December 31, 1999 in anticipation of the notorious Y2K computer bug – a catastrophe that would result if early computers could not recognize the “00” of the year “2000,” resulting in […]

It’s a Bug-Eat-Bug World

David May, Communications Intern Part 3 of the 3-part series Insects and Our Forests. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. It’s an incredible time to be alive. With a credit card and an internet connection, you can have just about anything from just about anywhere shipped to your doorstep, most of the time in […]

Forest Digest – Week of July 27, 2015

The latest on all things forest, it’s this week’s forest digest. Alarm over ‘timber grab’ from Cambodia’s protected forests – BBC Illegal deforestation has plagued Cambodia during recent years as legal permits have been exploited by corporations to clear old growth forests. Can we save forests and produce palm oil? Scientists seek answer – Reuters […]

Request for Proposals to Select Three New Community ReLeaf Cities

American Forests has recently released a request for proposals to select at least three new cities or metropolitan areas to participate in its award-winning Community ReLeaf program. Community ReLeaf launched in 2013 to provide a suite of technical and financial resources, all told averaging $100,000 in the initial phase. With primary support from the U.S. […]