Our Mission

ITF has been pioneering community led forestry restoration since 1924. Our project partners in Africa and the UK regenerate and restore forests and woodlands, conserve habitats rich in biodiversity, sequester carbon, and help communities who rely upon forests develop prosperous sustainable livelihoods.

To learn more, join our global community of people planting trees, by signing up to our newsletter.

Phil Pritchard: Oxford City Farm and its forest garden

Since 2014, ITF is partnering with Oxford City Farm (OCF), a community led charity based in Oxford, UK. They provide highly valued opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with farming and food production, animals, nature and each other. Phil Pritchard, member of OCF, shares his experience and advice for anyone interested in…

COVID-19: A new possible is emerging

"It is possible to transform our relationship with nature on a global scale quickly" COVID-19 is a tragedy. People are losing loved ones, friends and colleagues, governments across the world are taking previously intolerable actions, many businesses will never recover, and too many organisations may have to fold this year. Though no-one can tell how…
Mchakama Village - Tree Nursery

Tree planting in Tanzania: a new and inspiring partnership with MCDI

Our partners, Mpingo Conservation Devlopment Initiative (MCDI) have just reported a very successful year in the restoration of the very biodiverse and threatened Miombo forest habitat. Situated in South-Eastern Tanzania, this includes the eponymous Mpingo tree (Dalbergia spp), famously used for making very valuable woodwind musical instruments. The sustainable marketing of such trees to musical…

Celebrating Wangari Maathai

"It's little things citizens do that will make the difference... My little thing is planting trees." To celebrate International Women’s Day, Professor Wangari Maathai is a woman of many firsts, she was a renowned Kenyan social, environmental and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize. The first woman in East…

How you can help



Become an ITF Member today and support a greener and healthier future

Sh'bamathon cropped credit Marie-Claire Parker photography


Bake, dance, and donate for the trees



We are always looking for people to help

ITF UK Tree Planting


UK Tree Planting proposals are open in some areas

If you would like to learn more please feel free to get in touch:

Find us on Facebook and Twitter: