Trees for Homes (TFH) is the most successful township, greening initiative in South Africa. Originally designed to address South Africa’s history of inequitable settlement policies, Trees for Homes grew to become the country’s benchmark of innovation in urban forestry.
18 years of experience, collaboration and passion have gone into this flagship programme.
TFH is currently driving greenbelt initiatives in a number of townships nationally. We aim to transform these townships into rich urban food forests, teeming with life and biodiversity.
Each household will get two trees:
- 1 x fruit tree
- 1 x indigenous tree.
With our indigenous trees we look to plant hardy, pioneer species as well as trees with cultural relevance. (E.g. Yellowwood – our national tree)
This is the only South African, community tree planting initiative registered under the international Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). We know it is possible to meet international carbon standards and survival rates while developing communities and environmental champions.
We don’t just grow trees. We grow people.