ITF was founded in 1924 by Richard St Barbe Baker, or “St Barbe” as he was known – a visionary and tree planter. His environmental knowledge, passion and activism made him a vital force for tree planting and conservation. He was generations ahead of his time in terms of environmental activism and as a campaigner he achieved much, not just to save trees, but to instil in others the love for trees that he carried wherever he went.
International Tree Foundation (ITF) is a UK registered non-governmental organisation (NGO), it is one of the oldest established forestry organisations in the UK, originally set up in 1924. ITF supports community-based groups to plant trees in the UK and Africa, and to raise awareness about the importance of trees to life on Earth.