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American Forests Magazine

American Forests has been publishing its magazine since 1895. Filled with beautiful photographs and informative articles highlighting our nation’s forests and trees, American Forests features information for everyone from the environmentally conscious to the outdoor enthusiast. Our feature articles take readers into America’s forests to discover new trails and adventures or to uncover the latest scientific breakthroughs. Other departments include forest policy updates from Washington, D.C.; news briefs addressing current projects and events; and profiles of individuals or organizations who make a difference for forests and trees in their community.

Recent Media Mentions



Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Will Try and Rebuild America’s Forests
August 5, 2021 — Vice


Low-Income Communities Have Fewer Trees, And Climate Change Is Pointing Out That Disparity
July 14, 2021 — Wisconsin Public Radio

Trees: The Critical Infrastructure Low-Income Neighborhoods Lack
July 6, 2021 — PEW Stateline


This group says San Diego needs 4 million more trees to achieve ‘tree equity’
June 27, 2021 — The San Diego Union-Tribune

The U.S. Neighborhoods With the Greatest Tree Inequity, Mapped
June 25, 2021 — Bloomberg CityLab

Finally Quantified: Tree Equity Has an Impact on Poorer Neighborhoods
June 25, 2021 — TriplePundit

Heat Waves Are A Local Health Hazard: Firms Should Plant Trees In Poor Neighborhoods
June 23, 2021 — Forbes

Low-income neighborhoods have fewer trees. Here’s why that’s a problem
June 22, 2021 — Fast Company

Nonprofit to release ‘tree equity’ scores for urban areas
June 22, 2021 — Associated Press

D.C. Gets High Marks For Tree Equity — A ‘National Success Story’
June 22, 2021 — DCist


Planting a million trees in the semi-arid desert to combat climate change
May 14, 2021 — Environmental Health News

Purpose At Work: How TAZO And American Forests Built A Partnership Solving Multiple Social Issues
May 10, 2021 — Forbes


Meet America’s Biggest Trees and Prepare to Feel Awed by These Amazing Giants
April 29, 2021 — Better Homes & Gardens

A tiny, invasive bug and the climate crisis are changing how guitars are made, and shifting the course of music history
April 24, 2021 — Insider

Earth Day 2021: Why reforestation is a crucial part of saving the environment
April 22, 2021 — ABC News

Phoenix Pledges Tree Equity For All Neighborhoods By 2030
April 22, 2021 — 91.5 KJZZ

Reforestation is Great But We are Running Out of Seeds
April 6, 2021 – Wired


Amid Climate Crisis, a Proposal to Save Washington State Forests for Carbon Storage, Not Logging
March 21, 2021 – Seattle Times

Scaling Up Tree Nurseries is Key to Unlocking U.S. Reforestation Potential
March 12, 2021 – Mongabay

New Maps Show Which Berkeley Neighborhoods Have the Most and Least Trees
March 11, 2021 – Berkeleyside

There’s a Surprising Wrinkle in the Quest to Plant 68 Billion Trees
March 5, 2021 – Fast Company

Planting Trees Helps Fight Climate Change – But We Need Billions More Seedlings
March 2, 2021 – National Geographic

For this Community, Trees Bring More than Shade. They Represent Justice.
March 2, 2021 – The Christian Science Monitor

How Systemic Racism Affects Trees in Your City
March 1, 2021 – NowThis


R&B Singer SZA, TAZO Tea Want to Train, Hire Detroiters for Urban Forestry Jobs
February 21, 2021 – Detroit Free Press

SZA Wants to Turn Your Attention to Environmental Racism
February 18, 2021 – Huffington Post Black Voices

SZA Announcement
February 17, 2021 – CBS This Morning

This New Tree Corps Will Hire People to Plant Trees in Low-Income Neighborhoods
February 17, 2021 – Fast Company


Here’s Where We Could Plant 68 Billion Trees in the U.S.
January 26, 2021 – Fast Company



Tree Equity: U.S. Cities Urged to Focus Planting in Areas Most at Risk
November 17, 2020 – Thomson Reuters Foundation

The First Step to Bridging the Urban Canopy Gap? Counting and Mapping Trees.
November 20, 2020 – Grist


American Forests CEO Jad Daley: We are One Nation Under Trees
October 28, 2020 – Mongabay


Build Back Better: U.S. Tree-Planting Push to Curb Warming, Boost Jobs
August 27, 2020 – Thomson Reuters Foundation

This is Why the U.S. Needs to Lead the World’s Reforestation Project
August 27, 2020 – Forbes

Amid Devastating Forest Fires, One Trillion Trees Movement Puts Down U.S. Roots
August 27, 2020 – GreenBiz

U.S. Gets Started on Trillion Trees Project
August 27, 2020 – Washington Examiner


Money Trees: U.S. Cities Find New Ways of Valuing Urban Forests
February 20, 2020 – Thomson Reuters Foundation