Executive Director, Trees for the Future

About John

John Leary is the Executive Director of Trees for the Future and author of the Nautilus award-winning book One Shot: Trees as Our Last Chance for Survival. John found his passion for agroforestry while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa and has since committed his life to helping people rise above hunger and poverty. Through his work, John has learned how to speak a few languages well and a few not so well. More importantly, he has worked directly with thousands of farmers to plant over 200 million trees. We invite everyone to read John's 5-star book, One Shot: Trees as Our Last Chance for Survival which is available for purchase on Amazon. For those with more of an appetite for academia, we invite you to read Trees for the Future's latest published piece, chapter 8 of this new, free, online university textbook "Forest Landscape Restoration and Social Opportunities in the Tropical World"