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Magnificent, Mysterious Migration Threatened

Trees Bear Fruit (and Nuts) This Fall

Running on the Sun

2012 Tree Planting Grants Now Available

FOREST FILES: Discovering Big Trees in Maryland


Magnificent, Mysterious Migration Threatened

Credit: Scott Clark

‘Tis the season for the monarch butterflies — known for their distinctive orange and black wings — to head south for the winter on their annual 2,500-mile southern migration. But each year this mysterious journey becomes more threatened because of climate change and illegal logging.

Discover how American Forests and our partner, Forests for Monarchs,
are working to help the monarchs.




Trees Bear Fruit (and Nuts) This Fall

Credit: Joyosity

Fall is in the air, which for some means hiking, holidays, football, post-season baseball and changing foliage. For many orchards, though, fall means business with billions of pounds of produce and billions of dollars at stack.

Will this year’s apple and tree nut crop be plentiful?

 

 

 


Running on the Sun

Credit: Stefano Paltera/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

Every other year for a shining few weeks, the National Mall in Washington, D.C., transforms into a village of solar-powered houses. Full-sized, solar-powered houses! It’s all part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathalon.

Explore this year’s competition on our recently
launched
Loose Leaf blog.

 

 

 


2012 Tree Planting Grants Now Available

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Our 2012 Global ReLeaf application is now available! Do you work with or for an organization that has a 2012 restoration tree-planting project in need of funding? Then, head over to our website before the November 1 deadline to download the application materials for our cost-share grants.

Visit our Global ReLeaf section for all of the application information.

 

 

 


FOREST FILES: Discovering Big Trees in Maryland

Who: Lifelong big tree-lover Joe Howard

Where: Maryland

What: Growing up near the famed, former champion Wye Oak, Joe has been hunting — and finding champion big trees — ever since.

Tree Tidbits: Talbot County, Maryland, where Joe grew up, once boasted six national champions and 23 state ones at the same time.

Meet Joe and find out more about his big tree-hunting experiences.