About ITF

It takes a community to restore a forest

ITF was founded in 1922. We are tree planters, farmers, foresters, ITF members and supporters, community organisers, entrepreneurs, and teachers. We share a vision with many millions of people, of a world in which trees and forests flourish and their vital role in sustaining planetary and human well-being is valued. If we come together, we can realise this future.

We work every day to:

  • plant trees and restore forests
  • strengthen community and ecosystem resilience, and
  • provide sustainable fuel, food and medicine for households and markets.

We make the greatest difference by supporting emerging community based groups to grow and become independent forest conservation organisations.

This way, we restore and conserve forests, and promote cultures of forest stewardship for generations.

Kenya, 1922, the ‘Dance of the Trees’ ceremony when Men of the Trees, who would become ITF, was founded.

Over the past year, we have helped:

  • 2,137 small holder farmers increase their yield
  • 3,055 people increase  their income
  • 6,318 members become active in landscape restoration
  • grow over 500,000 trees, and conserve or restore 37,354 ha
  • 119 community based organisations increase capacity

We’re a small charity working hard to support as many emerging forest conservation organisations grow to independence as possible, so all donations are appreciated.

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