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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ITF at 90

We are celebrating our 90th birthday in 2014 by launching an appeal to raise £90,000
to plant an incredible 1 million trees and we’d love for you to join us!

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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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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
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ITF News

Community Tree Planting

Planting of 65,000 trees announced at the start of National Tree Week  

Posted on 01.12.2014

In celebration of National Tree Week 65,000 trees will be planted in community projects in the UK and Africa over the next twelve months.

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Richard & Catriona Baker

We are sad to report the death of Catriona Baker

Posted on 17.11.2014

Catriona Baker passed way aged 97 years, last Wednesday morning, 12th November 2014. ITF trustees and staff would like to send their sincere condolences to her family and friends.

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