Saving the World's Threatened Trees

Over 10,000 tree species are threatened with extinction. Help us secure their future.

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Restoration plot planting in Uganda

How to supply the demand for trees

Ensuring that native plants are used in tree planting programmes requires planning, time and effort

Habitat of the Aran whitebeams

Evolution and discovery on the Isle of Arran

A trip to the Scottish Isle of Arran to see its endemic Sorbus species leads to an exciting discovery.

Acer pycnanthum credit Michael S. Dosmann

Maples turning red: one in five threatened with extinction

Concerted conservation efforts will prevent their extinction after ‘The Red List of Acer: revised and extended’ was published


We’re involved in a range of projects around the world working for the conservation of threatened tree species. Here are some of our latest projects:

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Threatened Trees

The Global Trees Campaign is building a selection of profiles for trees of interest.

Some of the latest trees we have added to the site are:

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IUCN/SSC Global Tree Specialist Group

The IUCN/SSC Global Tree Specialist Group (GTSG) is a global network of experts who, working in their own regions and institutions, all contribute to the conservation of globally threatened trees. The aims of the GTSG are: To promote and implement global Red...

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Did you know?

The bristlecone pine may be the world’s oldest known living organism. One tree found in California’s White Mountains is 5,062 years old.