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As early as 1990 FTFA realised that tree planting could assist in climate change mitigation and thus commenced the Trees for All Programme (formerly called the National Tree Distribution Programme). Since then FTFA continually receives thousands of applications for trees from poor communities living in barren, dusty, townships across South Africa. FTFA provides one metre indigenous or fruit trees for as many as possible with assistance from sponsors. Trees are ordered from the nearest tree grower (emerging nurseries where possible) and delivered with instructions (branded with funder logos for larger numbers) on how to plant and maintain them. Tree planting events (which can also be branded and attended by the funders for publicity) are often held to highlight the benefits of trees and greening and spread awareness and education. The cost of 1 metre indiginous or fruit trees delivered to the beneficiary communities as described here is SAR90 per tree. For 500 or more trees we offer a discount at R80 per tree.