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Summer 2016 issue of Update magazine

In this issue: -Bongo River Trees project – trees and weirs on the Bongo River. TREE AID has been working with its partner RPS to restore riverbanks and improve water retention on the Bongo River. Find out how this successful partnership restored riverbanks and won a Business Charity award for our work! -The 2015 El

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Intrepid foresters (and dog) raise £1,400 for TREE AID

Earlier this month, an intrepid team from Forestry Commission Scotland raised over £1,400 for TREE AID. Their ‘Blue Barrel Challenge’ was done during their annual leave, and consisted of paddling the 95 kilometre Great Glen Canoe Trail from Fort William to Inverness. It took five wet and windy days, camping each night. Led by Malcolm

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Winning forest photo supports trees for Africa

Scientists from Forest Research at Alice Holt Forest, near Farnham, have donated the £400 prize money they received for their winning photograph in a Europe-wide competition to TREE AID, the charity that supports Africans out of poverty by planting trees. Matt Wilkinson, a scientist who works on the role of forests in climate change, entered

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Going from coast to coast for TREE AID

Muriel Gray canoeing on Loch Ness James Ogilvie and a group of his forester friends are canoeing coast to coast across Scotland, raising money for TREE AID.  James recently completed the Seven Summits Challenge, climbing the highest peaks on the world’s continents, raising money for TREE AID on each expedition. Now James and the Social

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Tree crops essential to rural life in Burkina Faso

  John Moffett is TREE AID’s Chief Executive Officer Tree crops, also known as Non Timber Forest Products, are vitally important for generating income and reducing hunger. The contribution of tree crop products to smallholder households: A case study of baobab, shea, and néré [dawadawa] in Burkina Faso’ is a 2015 report of the research carried out

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February issue of Update Magazine out now

In this issue: Maurice Koné, TREE AID’s Country Officer in Mali, answers questions from our  supporters and tells what life is like in Mali, a country that has seen extensive environmental damage and social unrest. We take a look at our Regreening Mapti project, where we work with villagers to restore degraded land. Local farmer Allaye

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Grow Hope appeal raises £100,000 in the first three months

TREE AID is delighted to announce that our supporters have given £100,000 to help thousands of people get the support they need to make a better life for their families. The Grow Hope appeal launched in October 2015, aiming to raise £250,000 to support 32,000 people in Africa to lift themselves out of poverty and

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Keeping quiet for TREE AID

11 November 2015 When I heard about the TREE AID Grow Hope campaign I thought I’d like to try to raise some money for it, and I decided to do a sponsored silence. My family thought this was very funny because I talk quite a lot. Also, I was going to do it on a

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