Farms and Forest: Growing Together

From 1st December until 15th January, we’re raising money for a great project in Kenya. Farms and Forest: Growing Together aims to help farmers in Kanja village to plant trees on their smallholdings. Spearheading the campaign is Esther Nyaga, a 47 year old tea farmer. Esther has been involved in our 20 Million Trees Campaign…

What can trees do for us?

ITF recognises the vital roles of trees in our planet’s ecosystem, including providing habitats for wildlife, helping mitigate climate change and contributing to people’s livelihoods. However, the direct benefits to humans through experiencing forest environments are less widely acknowledged globally. Sam Choan has written a post for ITF outlining these benefits. As a gardening enthusiast,…

Black Friday goes Green!

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the UK-based company Get Laid Beds. Get Laid Beds produce quality handmade beds using wood from FSC and PESC approved forests. In a bid to further their commitments to environmental sustainability, Get Laid Beds will plant as many trees as they can during their Give Back…

New partnership supports planting over 1000 trees

We’re pleased to announce a new partnership with Batelier Handicraft, designer of quality, eco-friendly wooden gadgets. Batelier Handicraft were created in 2013 by Sebastian Profic, and since then have made their name selling individually crafted wooden products, specialising in designing accessories for Apple products. This new partnership will support our 20 Million Trees for Kenya’s…

Work on Saving Kafuga Forest Begins

It has been three months since Pro-Biodiversity Conservationists in Uganda (PROBICOU) started work to secure the future of Kafuga Pocket Forest in Uganda, following our Save Kafuga Forest campaign. PROBICOU have an established presence in the villages that depend on Kafuga Forest as they have been working to protect and manage the forest for years. They have started mobilising government officials…

Twisted Shapes of the World’s Oldest Tree

High in the arid, unforgiving White Mountains in southeastern California a most remarkable species of pine tree stands over an ancient pale limestone landscape. Largely unknown to many, the hauntingly beautiful Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (pinus longaeva) has captivated scientists for decades. Photographer and architect Micah Sarut was on a road trip with his parents…

Tree Nursery Start-ups Flourish in Eastern Uganda

In Eastern Uganda, in Budaka District The Village Enterprise Foundation Organisation (VEFO) launched a new project over the summer funded by ITF’s Sustainable Community Forestry programme. ‘Building Entrepreneurial Skills in Tree Nursery Management’ will support six tree nurseries to become small business entities over a year, aiming to raise 170,000 seedlings for the local community’s needs.…