Thanks to our customers, we have just smashed our target: to grow 232,275 trees through Tree Aid in Africa. We have donated 205,206 trees in total so far.
The Christmas Forest is proud to have supported Tree Aid since 2006. For every real Christmas tree bought from us, we grow a tree in the drylands – the Sahel region – of Africa through Tree Aid. This film gives a good summary of Tree Aid’s work:
Since 2006 The Christmas Forest have been proud supporters of TREE AID.
TREE AID helps people in the drylands of Africa to lift themselves out of poverty and protect the environment.
The people in the drylands of Africa are some of the poorest in the World. In spite of the harsh conditions, over 350 million people live in this part of Africa. Many people live in extreme poverty and depend on subsistence agriculture for their livelihoods.
TREE AID support people to grow trees to improve the environment. Trees improve soil quality for better harvests, reduce soil loss through wind or flooding, protect ecosystems and increase biodiversity. This keeps the environment fertile generation after generation.
One of the people TREE AID has supported is Kazengo, a 70 year old grandmother from Burkina Faso. Kazengo joined a TREE AID project and was shown how to protect the trees from further deforestation.
Kazengo says “Through TREE AID’s projects you can see where the forest is protected and we can harvest fruits from the trees. I am teaching my family how to protect the forest, our children will be the future and it is important they learn the techniques from us so that the forest keeps regenerating, protecting the environment and producing food for people.”
TREE AID will have an even greater impact over the coming five years as they scale-up their work. Over the next 5 years Tree Aid will be planting a tree every 30 seconds.
For every tree sold at The Christmas Forest, we donate so another tree can be grown by a family in Africa. Over the last 12 years we have helped to grow 232,275 trees in the drylands of Africa. In 2018 we are aiming to help to grow over 300,000 trees in Mali
Donate to Tree Aid and learn more about its work at www.treeaid.org.uk
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT TREE AID WHEN YOU BUY A TREE IN STORE AND ADD A DONATION AT OUR CHECKOUTS.
Tree Aid is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, incorporated in England. Registered Office: Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE Charity no: 1135156. Company Registration no: 03779554