Since 1987 TREE AID has been a leading expert in using trees to tackle poverty and produce environmental improvement in remote and isolated areas of Africa.
We started with trees, using our know-how to show the benefits that trees can bring, and learnt that connecting what motivates people to take action with secure access to trees brings commitment and real change.
Using our distinctive approach TREE AID’s achievements have ensured that:
- 10 million trees have been planted across Africa
- Millions more trees have naturally regenerated through improvements in natural resource management
- Over 500,000 villagers now understand how to use trees for food, health and income and are able to feed their children regular, nutritious meals and protect their environment.
- Over 1,000,000 people are feeling the benefit of better soil and water management, meaning they can grow more food, and live in a greener environment
- 60-70% of all trees planted on TREE AID projects survive to productive maturity, compared to an average survival rate of 40% on other tree planting projects
- 77 pence in every pound is spent on our projects. It costs £25 to train and support one person out of poverty for the long term and £1 to plant a tree.