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Trees for Life Journal


People around the world sharing traditional knowledge and scientific studies of trees and plants for the benefit of humanity.


To provide an international forum on beneficial trees and plants for:
  • Bringing traditional knowledge to the attention of the scientific community,
  • Fostering and propagating small-scale field studies of traditional claims to promote further scientific studies, and
  • Effectively translating scientific knowledge for application at the grassroots level.

Further Reading

A Bridge Between Science and Traditional Knowledge
— Balbir Mathur, President, Trees for Life

A New Adventure in Service
— Jeffrey Faus, Managing Editor

Open Access

All works published in the Trees for Life Journal are open access, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License <>. Everything is immediately available online without cost to anyone, anywhere—to read, download, redistribute, include in databases, and otherwise use—subject only to the condition that the original authorship is properly attributed. Copyright is retained by the author.

Trees for Life Journal endorses the following definition of Open Access Publishing:


The Trees for Life Journal is an international, multidisciplinary journal that aims to build a bridge between the grassroots world and the scientific world. We focus on expanding the global pool of knowledge about beneficial trees and plants that could benefit humanity. We promote translation of traditional knowledge and anecdotal evidence into small-scale field studies and clinical investigation. We also promote adapting clinical evidence to practical applications. We encourage participation of people from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, disciplines and areas of expertise.


The Trees for Life Journal receives funding from individuals and seeks grants from foundations that wish to further the mission of the journal.