Urban forestry’s next frontier
Loose Leaf — January 26, 2015 — “Urban forestry. The term itself seems contradictory. I used to gird myself when telling people what I do for a living. The inevitable bafflement would usually be followed by a pleasantly patronizing, “It’s nice you’re doing something you enjoy.”
I would never argue, though, because I really do enjoy this work. I enjoy its depth of impact that we are only beginning to understand, from improving air and water quality to influencing crime, obesity, psychology and energy, urban forestry encompasses a wide range of disciplines. Before becoming American Forests’ director of urban forest programs, I worked in the District of Columbia’s unique city-state structure. Any given day could have me collaborating on a multi-state analysis before being awoken at three in the morning to move a tree out of a major thoroughfare before rush hour.
Amour Vert Taps Lily Kwong — Women’s Wear Daily
Amoutr Vert, and eco-conscious clothing brand, that plants a tree for every shirt sold will now be lead by Lily Kwong.
Beauty in the details — American Forests Magazine
A photographer follows the example of early conservationist John Muir and finds beauty in subtle landscapes.
American Forests Magazine
Since 1875, American Forests has published its magazine. The publication features a variety of material about forests across the country that appeals to a range of readers.
Every issue contains both regular features, like tree care Q&A, forest policy updates, and American Forests’ project highlights. Additionally, every issue of American Forests Magazine showcases unique feature stories, which cover anything and everything from wilderness adventures to scientific breakthroughs.