Many trees and forested areas are in need of detailed description of both their natural conditions and their cultural contributions to bring about their preservation and stewardship. The Voice of the Forest Alliance documents and describes special trees and forested areas ranging from the ones that were important to the Independence of America to ones that are important to our future. The Voice of the Forest Alliance is also working to describe the importance of trees and forests that are special as habitat for wildlife.

For model descriptions in this strategy area, the Alliance is using the following book: America’s Famous and Historic Trees: From George Washington’s Tulip Poplar to Elvis Presley’s Pin Oak by Jeffrey Meyer with Sharon Linnea, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001. In addition to the trees mentioned in the title, trees described in the book include: the Indian Marker Pecan, the Berkeley Plantation Sycamore, the Patrick Henry Osage Orange, the Jacksonville Treaty Live Oak, the Lewis and Clark Cottonwood, the Andrew Jackson Southern Magnolia, the Johnny Appleseed Rambo Apple Tree, the Mark Twain Cave Bur Oak, the Walden Woods Red Maple, the Gettysburg Address Honey Locust, the Frederick Douglas White Oak, the Wyatt Earp Black Walnut, the Amelia Earhart Sugar Maple, the John F. Kennedy Post Oak, the Elvis Presley Pin Oak, and the Moon Sycamore. More detail on these trees can be found in the book which is part of the Voice of the Forest Alliance Library.