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The South African Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment asks South Africans to help them plant 10 million trees in 5 years.


South Africa (04 January 2022) – Trees are a great way to give back to the next generation. Planting a tree today means you invest in a better environment in years to come. The South African government has adopted a programme in the hopes of seeing 10 million trees planted in the next five years.

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) is currently running the Ten Million Trees Programme. The programme is a national call from the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa to attain environmental sustainability and protection and to realise socio-economic benefits for South Africans.

The Department is calling all corporate, government, non-governmental, community-based, educational institutions, and individuals to help plant Ten Million Trees to ensure a green South Africa.

The Department is asking all South African Organisations and Individuals to:

  • Plant trees in honour of loved ones and mark important events in your communities!
  • Plant trees to celebrate milestones or a win!
  • Plant trees to fight the effects of climate change!
  • Plant trees to beautify your homes, towns or cities!
  • Plant trees to fight food insecurity in your areas!
  • Plant trees to protect the environment and promote biodiversity conservation!
  • Plant trees in honour of our future generations

How to participate:

  • Go to the DFFE website
  • Download the Ten Million Trees Programme Entry Form (here)
  • Plant your commemorative tree/trees and take a picture/s
  • Fill in the entry form and email it with your picture/s to Ms Nosipho Ndzimbomvu or submit your entry form and pictures at the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, 110 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001.
  • Participants will be rewarded with a certificate by the Department, indicating their contribution towards a greener South Africa.

Are you planning on planting a tree this year? If so, do you know what kind?

Sources: DFFE
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