American Forests

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American Forests

Address:734 15th St NW Suite 800
PO Box 2000
Washington, DC 20013

Established: 1875. Description:Focuses on assisting communities in planning and implementing tree and forest actions to restore and maintain healthy ecosystems and communities. Also works with community-based forestry partners in both urban and rural areas to help them participate in national forest policy discussions. Since 1990, the American Forests' Global ReLeaf campaign has been planting native trees in rural and urban ecosystem restoration projects across the United States and around the world. Members: 20,000. Dues: $25/year.
Publications: American Forests (quarterly); free to members.

See other parks in District of Columbia.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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This work with the Alliance continues with renewed support from DDCF via a new grant awarded in February of 2019 that will enable American Forests to convene additional natural climate solutions Learning Labs.
Overall, urban tree canopy cover has declined by 30% over the past three decades, says Cheryl Kollin, director of the Urban Forest Center at American Forests, and canopy tree cover has decreased in most of the surveyed areas.
American Forests is taking reservations for springtime delivery of the Johnny Appleseed tree's offspring.
"A planned gift to American Forests is a wonderful way to contribute to the health of our planet," says Webster.
"Local groups in the Katrina-affected area are taking action to restore their urban forests," says Deborah Gangloff, AMERICAN FORESTS' executive director.
The Dalton Tree Board is coordinating the event with AMERICAN FORESTS, The Providence Forum, and Taylor Guitars, an original sponsor of the program.
AMERICAN FORESTS' efforts to assess, protect, and restore forest ecosystems is reflected in our 2005 Annual Report.
Deborah Gangloff, AMERICAN FORESTS' executive director, presented Dale with an offspring of the Frederick Douglass White Oak--from AMERICAN FORESTS' Famous & Historic Trees collection--to get the garden underway.
Both the House and Senate reports call specific attention to "the need to maintain forest industry infrastructure," suggesting that "this will enhance the likelihood of lower cost mechanical treatments, while enhancing rural community stability." AMERICAN FORESTS appreciates this recognition of the need for transparency in the funding allocation process, as well as the emphasis on maintaining local industry infrastructure--both the capacity to do forest restoration treatments and to use woody materials for value-added processing.
Through its partnership with AMERICAN FORESTS, SOS works with local indigenous community members to replant thousands of seedlings in deforested areas.
Our corporate partner IKEA is going carbon-neutral by challenging its customers to offset greenhouse gas emissions by planting trees with AMERICAN FORESTS; IKEA is matching those contributions.
It is unlikely that any tree will catch up to General Sherman, but the 1,290-point Lost Monarch champion coast redwood, discovered in 1998 in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, is only 31 points behind on AMERICAN FORESTS' scale.

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