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Best Of Banner_Best Of AF Mag bannerFrom new urban forestry methods and visiting champion trees, to fighting invasive species and learning about the many incredible creatures that make their home in forests, these articles offer some of the best that American Forests magazine has to offer. More will be added as time goes on, so check back to discover more archived articles.


  • A Bold New Mission For Arboreta

    Across the country, visitors to arboreta are coming face-to-face with the exciting fruits of the Green Revolution.
  • A Forest Grows In Iowa

    In a place where forests and woodlands are rare, one family-run farm is restoring Iowa’s original landscape.
  • Imperiled in High Places

    A special report on the status of the whitebark pine, a keystone species that supports vital high-altitude ecosystems.
  • Edible Landscapes

    The Philadelphia Orchard Projects combines urban forestry and urban agriculture.
  • Alien Invasion!

    Invasive, non-native plant species are taking over ecosystems across the nation. Can combined efforts keep this invasion at bay?
  • Championing The Champs

    Big tree state coordinators ensure that champions get the recognition they deserve.
  • Restoring Damaged Lands

    Nurseries put in place for the logging industry are now responsible for restoring native species to national forests.
  • A Song of Success in the Jack Pine Forest

    The species that spurred the first Global ReLeaf forest has come a long way in the last 20 years.
  • Congaree: Where The Trees Are Still Tall

    An adventure through the giant and undisturbed forests of Congaree National Park.
  • Revival of the American Chestnut

    More than 100 years after a blight forced it into extinction, scientists are resurrecting the once-great American chestnut tree.
  • A Call For Backyard Biodiversity

    Author & ecologist Douglas Tallamy explains the reasons behind the decline of native flora and fauna and how we can work to reverse it.
  • Changing Climate, Shifting Forests

    Predicting a future for America’s forests.
  • The Recovering Forests of Florida’s Econfina Creek

    A decade later, a Global ReLeaf forest is thriving.
  • Seeing the Forest for the Trees

    Acclaimed author David Sibley shares some insights into his newest work.
  • Go See A Champion

    Take a road trip to seek out the biggest trees in the nation.
  • Weathering A Perfect Plague

    How the West is coping with the most severe disaster to hit our forests this century.
  • Reforesting Michoacán

    Small communities in rural Mexico join together to restore Monarch butterfly habitat.
  • Rocking Out Among The Trees

    Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard talks to American Forests about his concern for the environment and his eco-friendly efforts.
  • Surviving Wildfire

    With millions going to fight wildfires, ecosystems across the country are adapting to life with the threat and reality of fire.
  • The Trees That Miss The Mammoths

    Trees that once depended on animals like the wooly mammoth for survival have managed to adapt and survive in the modern world.

  • January 1st, 2011|