IN THIS ISSUE

A Carbon Conundrum

The Saga of the Snowy Owl and a Nature Photographer

They Blinded Us With Science

Going to the Birds

FOREST FILES: Hunting for Big Trees Amidst the Buckeyes


A Carbon Conundrum

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Everyone knows that cars emit CO2. Everyone also knows that trees absorb carbon. But do you know how many trees it would take to absorb your car’s carbon emissions for a year? For your car’s lifetime? The answers might surprise you.

Learn about cars, their carbon and how American Forests’
tree planting projects can help.




The Saga of the Snowy Owl and a Nature Photographer

Credit: Sparky Stensaas

A snowy owl is the picture of purity with its white plumes; a picture photographer Sparky Stensaas was hoping to capture one cold winter morning. Instead, he captured the unwanted attention of the county sheriff and a police K9 unit.

Discover how this story played out in this American Forests web exclusive.

 

 

 


They Blinded Us With Science

Credit: American Forests

Ecology, genetics, urban forestry, hydrology. These fields represent just a fraction of the expertise coming to American Forests via our new Science Advisory Board. We’ve gathered nine of the country’s best scientists—and plan to more than double that number in the next year—to help advise our work and point us toward the latest scientific endeavors and breakthroughs.

Meet the new Science Advisory Board.

 

 


Going to the Birds

Credit: Henry T. McLin

Imagine hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese and other birds all in the same place. Can your imagination even begin to comprehend all those wings and bills? Well, that imagining is a reality at Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge.

Enter this Arkansas wetland oasis, where
American Forests is helping plant trees.

 

 

 


FOREST FILES: Hunting for Big Trees Amidst the Buckeyes

Who: Forester, botanist and big tree coordinator and hunter Brian Riley

Where: Ohio

What: Three national champion trees and more than 100 state champions

Tree Tidbits: Big trees run in the family. Ohio’s state champion European alder was planted by Brian’s grandfather in the 1950s when he worked for the USDA Forest Service.

Get to know Brian and Ohio’s big trees.