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 celebrated our 90th birthday in 2014 by launching an appeal
to plant an incredible 1 million trees and we’d love for you to join us!

The appeal is still open and you could help us to reach this milestone by making a donation. Any amount is welcomed and
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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 in 2013


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

ITF Job Opportunity: Finance and Office Manager

Posted on 16.01.2015

ITF Finance and Office Manager

Are you an experienced finance manager with the ability to manage bespoke financial systems and processes?  Are you an effective planner and organiser with a determination to succeed?

Are you a friendly and effective communicator equally adept at using email and the telephone to build relationships with colleagues, suppliers, donors and supporters?

Do you have an interest in environmental issues? If the answer is ‘Yes’ to all these questions then this could be the role for you.

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Community Tree Planting

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

Posted on 07.01.2015

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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