Trees don’t just grow in the UK, and we have a global reach to reflect this.
In 2006, the Mayor of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia was inspired by our tree-planting efforts in London, and invited us to establish a Community Fruit Tree Planting project in his city. Since then we’ve planted over 300,000 trees in 17 cities in 10 countries – from Ica in Peru to Nairobi in Kenya and Pokhara in Nepal.
We work with local organisations and community groups to focus our tree planting projects on delivering long-term, practical solutions to green polluted city environments and provide local people with the skills and ability to secure sustainable livelihoods.
Trees planted in East Africa across 2021-2023
Latest International Stories
School Environmental Awareness Campaign Day - Kiambu, Kenya
8 March 2022
In Kiambu, Kenya, just outside of Nairobi, a group of children from several schools got involved in tree planting for their community. Our guest blog by Antony Kowiti tells all...
Trees for Cities selected as a winner of BiodiverCities Challenge
28 January 2022
Trees for Cities has been selected by World Economic Forum’s UpLink as a winner of their BiodiverCities Challenge for our work in ensuring children have access to outdoor spaces
Creating urban greenery in Kenyan schools
29 October 2021
As part our International Programme this year, Trees for Cities is partnering with Kenyan non-profit, COSDEP, to create organic fruit and vegetable gardens in schools.
#GenerationTree taking action in east africa
16 September 2021
Did you know that for the past 15 years Trees for Cities has been proudly working with a range of partners to deliver tree planting projects internationally?
Check out some of our projects
Seeding skills and growing trees
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Read about our with in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, run in partnership with Birhan Integrated Community Development Organization.
Greener Spaces for Schools in Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Read about the Urban Tree Planting project we launched in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in partnership with Tanzania Youth Environmental Network (TAYEN)
seeds that will flower for generations
Read about our work in Lima, Peru, where we've worked with a school to establish a tree nursery.
350 school kids in Nairobi adopt "pet" trees
Learn about our My Pet Tree project, run in partnertship with the Centre for Development (CFD).
Kenyan tree planting resources
Alongside our Kenyan partners, we have developed educational materials on urban tree planting and organic growing in Kenya.
Whilst aimed at Kenyan schools, community groups and individuals, there is relevant information within the resources that would be useful for anyone who is interested.