American Forests Winter 2013Enter the race to save the Midwest’s ash trees from the destructive emerald ash borer. Journey into Cook Forest State Park and Mohawk Trail State Forest, where they’re growing some gigantic trees. And, discover how to identify a tree by its bark.

Plus, we delve into the experiments being undertaken at Harvard Forest, and we meet some partners who are helping promote sustainable farming in Central America.

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  • The Language of Bark

    Follow one man's quest to create a different kind of field guide.
  • Cook vs. Mohawk: Where the Tall Trees Grow

    Visit two forests as they compete for the title of the Northeast's tallest.
  • An Ivy League Forest

    Observe cutting-edge research experiments at the 3,500-acre Harvard Forest.
  • Will We Kiss Our Ash Goodbye?

    Discover the latest insect wreaking havoc on the Midwest: the emerald ash borer.

  • Web Exclusive

  • Close Up With Nature Photographer Benjamin Zack

    Benjamin Zack shares stories from his quest for the perfect nature shot.
  • Forest Frontiers: Dr. Jonathan Kusel

    Dr. Jonathan Kusel recalls his most challenging and rewarding moments as an expert in forest-related policy.

  • Departments

  • Passing the Torch: Sustainable Farming in Honduran Communities

    Meet two Honduran farmers and the organization helping them achieve sustainability and a greater respect for the environment.