We cannot solve climate change without fully using the power of forests to help capture and store carbon dioxide emissions generated by human activity. More than 14 percent of U.S. carbon emissions each year are absorbed by our forests, and there is potential to grow this natural carbon sink with actions like planting more trees.

Yet it is also clear that climate change is weakening and even killing our forests with alarming speed. From dramatic tree mortality and high-intensity wildfire across the West to changing tree species composition and declining forest health in the East, our forests are struggling to adjust to the rapid changes in our climate.

At this pivotal moment for our forests and the overall health of our planet, American Forests has stepped into a national leadership role to deliver forest solutions to climate change. American Forests is the nation’s first forest conservation organization, founded in 1875, and leads the 37-member Forest-Climate Working Group, the nation’s only sector-wide coalition working on forest-based carbon mitigation. American Forests’ President & CEO Jad Daley was the co-founder of the Forest-Climate Working Group in 2007, and has served as co-chair since that time.

American Forests has 25 years of experience advancing carbon sequestration through reforestation projects conducted in partnership with federal and state agencies and other partners, having planted more than 55 million trees in all 50 states.

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Forest Digest: June 3, 2018

Cities losing trees, activists bring climate change home, alternate parks to visit and more – find it in the latest Forest Digest! Read More

Restoring Miami’s Tree Canopy with Bank of America

American Forests recently held Miami Tree Week, a series of events dedicated to planting trees, celebrating our partners, and discussing the impact of hurricanes and climate change. Check out the recap of one of our plantings with Bank of America and Million Trees Miami!Read More

Forest Digest: May 6, 2018

Whether it’s the vast landscapes of our National Forests or tiny urban patches of trees, we need forests. Find out why in this week’s Forest Digest!Read More

Forest Digest: April 29, 2018

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Nature can help us save up on sleep, water and money – find out how in the latest Forest Digest!Read More

Forest Digest: April 22, 2018

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Read about how the human footprint is negatively impacting global wildlife, how a special mushroom mix is boosting tree growth in the Great Caledonian forest and more in this week’s Forest Digest!Read More
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