Trees for the Future

Why plant trees? Because they change lives. They provide food, forage for animals, and wood for fuel and construction. They increase agricultural yields, improve water infiltration and aquifer recharge, and protect soils from wind and water erosion.

However, planting trees can be difficult when the canopy has disappeared, topsoil has been eroded, and the climate and growing conditions have changed.

As an agroforestry resource center, we work with local farmers and community groups to help them better support themselves, and to restore degraded lands to sustainable productivity by planting trees that not only thrive in poor soil conditions, but that also benefit the local area in a multitude of ways. Through our worldwide network of technicians, volunteers, and community leaders, we help rehabilitate environments across the globe.

Since 1989, Trees for the Future has aided thousands of communities in Central America, Africa, and Asia by planting nearly 65 million trees.

We are also active in the United States, educating students and communities about global issues, our role in the environment, and energy efficiency.

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