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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.

Media Mentions In The News

  • A tree will be planted for every new Daniel Bryan shirt sold. By Patrick Rose for AIPT. January 24, 2020.
  • Street Trees Could Help Boston Adapt To Climate Change. If They Can Survive, That Is. By Miriam Wasser for WBUR News. January 23, 2020.
  • Racist Housing Practices From The 1930s Linked To Hotter Neighborhoods Today. By Meg Anderson for NPR News. January 14, 2020.
  • Replanting trees in Camp Fire footprint to begin in early spring. By Camille Von Kaenel for Chico Enterprise-Record. January 13, 2020.
  • No trees, no shade, no relief in cities as climate heats up. By Roxanne Ready, Theresa Diffendal, Bryan Gallion and Sean Mussenden, University of Maryland Capital News Service for AP News. September 5, 2019.
  • Trees Could Reverse Climate Change — And Ethiopia Just Planted 353 Million in One Day. By Devin S for Hola! Arkansas. September 3, 2019. 
  • (AUDIO) Trees Are Key To Fighting Urban Heat — But Cities Keep Losing Them. By Meg Anderson, Nora Eckert and Sean McMinn for NPR. September 4, 2019. 
  • No trees, no shade, no relief as climate heats up. By Roxanne Ready, Theresa Diffendal, Bryan Gallion and Sean Mussenden for CNS Maryland Howard Center for Investigative Journalism. September 3, 2019. 
  • Playing Offense and Defense on Climate at the Same Time. By Lauren E. Oakes for Scientific American. August 26, 2019. 
  • Experts: Plant a trillion trees to save the future from climate change. BDeepan Dutta for Summit Daily (CO). August 24, 2019. 
  • Trees are AC for cities. But who’s planting them? By Zoe Sayler for Grist (National). Aug 22, 2019.
  • Sierra Eastside Prioritization Meeting and Walking Tour. By Bill Clark for Sierra News Online (CA). August 19, 2019. 
  • Urban forests are crucial for combating climate change, but planting more trees is easier said than done. By Amy Crawford for the Boston Globe. August 16, 2019.
  • Red Hill’s towering Osage-orange tree reclaims state and national titles. By Sarah Hononsky for News Advance. August 15, 2019. 
  • Pushing aside misconceptions: Bridging the generation gap when hiring. By Beth Hyatt for Total Landscape Care. August 14, 2019.
  • Easton plants city’s first ‘educational forest’ in Lower Hackett Park. By Christina Tatu for The Morning Call (PA). July 29, 2019. 
  • Majestic Giant: Sycamore Is Ohio’s Biggest Recorded Tree Majestic giant: At 88 feet tall, sycamore is Ohio’s biggest recorded tree. By Associated Press for U.S. News & World Report. June 7, 2019. 
  • Urban forests are dying. Baltimore shows us how to bring them back. One city. One volunteer. 15,000 trees. By Andrew Zaleski for Popular Science. June 5, 2019.
  • Meet Our State Champion Trees. Trees grow big here. Really big. Foresters and arborists have proof. By Robert Julyan for New Mexico Magazine. June 2019.
  • Reforestation is critical to meeting Paris climate change accord targets, researchers say ‘Urgency of climate crisis’ is seen as demanding push for vast reforestation across U.S. By Sarah Wesseler for Yale Climate Connections. Friday, April 5, 2019.
  • The Energy 202: Montana’s forests once helped blunt climate change. Now they contribute to it. By Dino Grandoni for the Washington Post. January 29, 2019. 
  • (Opinion) Forests must stand tall in any Green New Deal. By Jad Daley contributing to The Hill. February 8, 2019.
  • (Opinion) Putting America’s forests to work on climate change. By Robert Bonnie and Jad Daley contributing to The Hill. June 23, 2019. 
  • (Opinion) How to protect forests and combat climate change. By Jad Daley for The Washington Post. March 29, 2019.
  • (Video) WCMH-TV4. Earth Day Cleanup – JPMorgan Chase and American Forests. April 22, 2019. 
  • (Video) KTLA 5. “American Forests” Teams Up with SAG Awards for a Good Cause. January 25, 2019.