Trees support life...

They are the lungs of our planet and vital to our ecosystem. Around the world, 1.6 billion people depend on trees for their livelihoods.

However, deforestation is causing climate change, loss of biodiversity and creating poverty. ITF supports communities to plant, care for and use trees in sustainable ways, improving both lives and habitats.
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What we do

Why are trees important?

Trees are a vital resource for humans and habitats alike.
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Stories from the field

ITF projects have made a real difference to the lives of people in the UK and Africa. Read their stories here »

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Our work in numbers

Each year we work out our progress in numbers - here's how we did last year


Trees planted in
Africa and the UK


Projects managed
around the world


People directly benefited
from our projects


African countries
worked in

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ITF News


Brighton Marathon 2016 – Places Available

Posted on 17.06.2015

ITF now have places available for the Brighton Marathon in 2016. We would love for you to join us for one of the countrys favourite marathons with roaring crowds and stunning coastal views.

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Special Edition copies of “The Man of the Trees” just in from New Zealand

Posted on 11.06.2015

Just in from New Zealand: the special edition book “The Man of the Trees, and Other Dedicated Environmental Guardians”, by Catriona Baker. This fascinating book is an insight into the life and work of the late Dr Richard ‘St. Barbe’ Baker, ITF’s founder.

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Our Impact in 2014

Posted on 15.06.2015

I joined the International Tree Foundation at the beginning of the month, just as the 2014 Impact Report arrived fresh from the printers. A stack of boxes behind my desk make them easily at hand, and during a tea break, I often pick up a copy and have a flick through. ITF has so many different programmes and partners both in the UK and Africa, that it can be hard to comprehend the scope of their work. The Impact Report is a great help to me, presenting last years achievements in a concise format.

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