Traditionally, the importance of forests and trees has been clearly recognized by cultures worldwide. Often described as God's gift to humans, trees are valued for their regenerative nature and are associated with health, marital harmony and longevity.

Ghana: village children plant a new generation of trees
FAO photo by P. Cenini

More photos in this series:

  • Honduras: a worker extracts resin from a pine tree as part of an agroforestry cooperative
  • Eritrea: a young boy carries a load of fuelwood

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