Thanks to our customers, over the last 13 years we have helped to grow 258,443 trees in the drylands of Africa. This year, help us reach our target of 300,000!
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:
TREE AID works in partnership with communities in the drylands of Africa. 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 supports people in these communities to grow and care for trees to improve their environment and to protect against climate change. Trees make an incredible difference – they improve soil quality for better harvests, reduce soil loss through wind or flooding, protect ecosystems and increase biodiversity. These trees can keep the environment fertile for generations to come, and help to create resilient, thriving communities.
In the short film above, Awa tells the story of how trees have changed her life. Awa describes how she went from struggling to feed her children for two years and walking 10kms a day to find food, to learning how to make shea butter from the nuts of shea trees. With help from supporters like The Christmas Forest, TREE AID provided the tools and training so that Awa could come together with other women in her village to earn a sustainable income and lift herself out of poverty. 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 to TREE AID so that another tree can be grown by a family in Africa. Over the last 13 years we have helped to grow 258,443 trees in the drylands of Africa. In 2020, we are aiming to grow over 300,000 trees in Mali. Together, we can make this a reality!
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