International Tree Foundation (formerly Men of the Trees) plants trees, protects and regenerates forests, combats desertification and promotes sustainable forestry. We:
- Conserve forests, trees, associated biodiversity and indigenous forestry knowledge internationally and in the UK
- Alleviate poverty through sustainable community forestry and African drylands ‘regreening’ projects
ITF’s projects involve planting trees that provide food and income as well as improved soil and water quality for communities; our sustainable approach to community forestry simultaneously addresses poverty and environmental issues such as habitat restoration. There are often also fundamental rights issues involved in our projects such as access to ancestral land.
In the UK we focus on tree planting where there is an environmental need, and working with young people who can benefit from working with trees, often in partnership with schools. See a film about our work here.