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Blue Diamond and the rose that could save a life…

On 3rd July 2017, TREE AID’s Chief Executive Officer John Moffett and Corporate Fundraising Team Mark Flower and Clare Hanley-Humphries attended The Royal Horticultural Society’s annual Flower Show at Hampton Court. We were invited as guests of our corporate partner Blue Diamond Group. With our best clothes on, we were ready for this most glamorous […]

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UPDATE magazine



Read the Summer 2016 issue of Update
In this issue:

  • Trees and weirs on the Bongo River Trees project
  • Update on Ethiopia Drought Appeal
  • How trees can bring rain
  • ‘One Tree per Child’ project starts in Africa

And much more!

Recent posts

Recent posts


TREE AID 30 years later – a founder’s perspective, by Neville Fay

Women harvesting baobab in Burkina Faso The impulse to found TREE AID arose from the 1984 Darfur famine, a crisis reported by Michael Buerk on the ground as “a tragedy of Biblical proportions”.  This led to the pioneering Live Aid Concert in July 1985 which, as well as raising £125 million for famine relief, was […]

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Celebrating TREE AID’s 30th Anniversary

TREE AID celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017. 30 years of fighting poverty and desertification in the drylands of Africa, 30 years of planting trees, 30 years of working hand in hand with some of the world’s very poorest communities. The origins TREE AID was founded in 1987 by a group of visionary and technically skilled […]

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News and blog archive


A big thank you to our departing trustees

At our board meeting in July, TREE AID bade a fond farewell to three of our long-serving trustees, Sophie Churchill (chair), Hugh Arthur (treasurer) and Simon Toomer after six years of outstanding service. From everyone one at TREE AID, thank you for your time, your knowledge and your good judgment – we wish you the […]

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TREE AID meets Mali’s first lady

Director of West Africa Operations Georges Bazongo reports on TREE AID’s meeting with Mali’s first lady I had a meeting with the First Lady of Mali, Mrs Keita. TREE AID requested this meeting as we were wanted to confirm her commitment and support of the natural environment of Mali. I also wanted to discuss our work to protect the […]

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Growing Hope: Sustainable development in the drylands of Africa

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, 17 June 2017 “Our Land. Our home. Our Future” As we mark World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought it is important to remember that life can be tough for the 325million people that live in the drylands of Africa, where people rely heavily on natural resources through […]

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I love trees because…

TREE AID at the Festival of Nature This weekend, TREE AID went to Bristol’s Festival of Nature. It was such an amazing place to be and the atmosphere was wonderful. It was fantastic to see so many organisations working to protect our beautiful planet. One of the best things about the festival was the people […]

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Growing a way out of poverty in Wof Washa, Ethiopia

Living in the misty mountains of Wof Washa Tadesse Gataneh and his wife outside their home Tadesse Gataneh lives high up on the dramatic slopes at the edge of Wof Washa Forest. At over 3000 metres above sea level, the appearance of the landscape can suddenly change when thick clouds roll in. Tadesse and his family […]

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How does a mum bring opportunity to the drylands of Ethiopia?

Tewabechi with her younger daughter Iyantu, who has ambitions to be a doctor. They stand outside their modest house in the arid drylands of Ethiopia Tewabechi’s husband abandoned her 10 years ago, shortly after she had given birth to their third child. Left destitute with no means of supporting herself and her young children, Tewabechi’s […]

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School Resources

School resources


School resources

School resources, posters, videos and presentations (KS 2, 3 and 2) to bring the African drylands to your classroom and fundraise for TREE AID






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