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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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

800,000

Trees planted in
Africa and the UK

18

Projects managed
around the world

46,000

People directly benefited
from our projects

10

African countries
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90th Anniversary Appeal reaches £20,000 mark

Posted on 13.10.2014

Our 90th Anniversary appeal has reached over £20,000 boosted by two recent donations from our patron HRH Prince of Wales’ Charitable Trust and the Henry C Hoare Charitable Trust.

Thank you to all of you who have donated.

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ITF Trees journal now on line

Posted on 07.10.2014

ITF’s Trees journal is now available to download here, packed with interesting features and articles including Greenpeace Africa on challenging corporate deforestation; a return to Ethiopia to look how ITF tree nurseries are helping to restore the Wof Washa Forest and an investigation into how farmers are working on the front line to reverse desertification.

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ITF Director Update | Nkhata Bay The Natural Way

Posted on 24.09.2014

Director Andy Egan updates us on the development of our partner project in Nkhata Bay, Malawi.

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