Men of the Trees

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Men of the Trees is an international, non-profit, non-political, conservation organisation. It is involved in planting, maintenance and protection of trees. It was founded in Kenya on July 22, 1922, by Richard St. Barbe Baker. It was the precursor to another organisation also founded by St. Barbe Baker in 1924 as the International Tree Foundation, in the United Kingdom. In 1929, a branch was opened in Palestine.[1]

There have been chapters in over 100 countries. By some estimates, organizations he founded or assisted have been responsible for planting at least 26 billion trees, internationally.[2][3] In Australia there is currently still a small organization that goes by the name Men of the Trees,[4] although in England, where the charity originated, the original charity has now been re-branded as the International Tree Foundation.[5]


  1. ^ The Men of the Trees, The Glasgow Herald - Jun 18, 1929.
  2. ^ "26 trillion tree estimation", The International Journal of Environmental Studies, 14: 77, 1979, retrieved 14 August 2010
  3. ^ Warren, Piers (2006), British Native Trees: Their Past and Present Uses, UK: Wildeye, p. 79, ISBN 978-0-9541899-5-2, retrieved 14 August 2010
  4. ^ "Past & Present | Men Of The Trees WA". Retrieved 2018-01-13.
  5. ^ "History - International Tree Foundation". International Tree Foundation. Retrieved 2018-01-13.

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