Tree Talk is one of the biggest social forestry efforts in East Africa. Focused on fighting climate change and improving the lives of ordinary people, since 2006 Tree Talk has raised and overseen the planting of 1.8 million trees in northern Uganda and Karamoja.
A further 200,000 Tree Talk trees have been raised since 2002, when it began to send tree seed to schools. This estimate, based on just 10% of schools growing trees from the seed, is conservative. The seed is distributed with Tree Talk, a newspaper about the centrality of trees to people's well-being and livelihood. Tree Talk is a vital part of the Tree Talk push, giving it a national identity.
Besides its national work, Tree Talk is currently working on the ground in northern Uganda with 500 schools, half a dozen prisons and 138 communities. In 2009 it planted 20 different species of trees, most from seed from local mother trees. Please see "How We Grow Trees".