National forests are valuable assets, but the cost of managing threats like wildfire, climate change and pests is causing speculation as to who should actually be responsible for caring for these forests.

Sarah Anderson, American Forests’ Senior Manager, Tree Equity Programs, responds to the New York Times article “Free Trees? Many Detroit Residents Say No Thanks,” and how our organization is working to achieve Tree Equity.

Instead of expensive and time-consuming human surveys, these maps are made by AI–and could help cities figure out where they most need to plant trees.

Saplings from stumps of the world’s largest, strong and longest-lived trees are being cloned to create redwood “super groves,” a project that was previously thought impossible.

Recognition is spreading that communities need to build resilience to climatic and coastal threats even as the world seeks ways to curb emissions driving global warming.