What we're doing this tree planting season
Since we launched our tree strategy, we have planted 333,749 trees to help tackle climate change in Surrey. We are now approaching another tree planting season, but it's not without the help of others that we can achieve our goal.
What we are doing this year to increase our canopy cover across the county
Working with over 100 partners. We are delighted to work with community groups, charities, schools and parish councils this year, with a target to plant 57,500 trees to increase our canopy cover throughout the county.
Over £448,000 of grant applications. We will be delivering collaborative projects with seven of our boroughs and districts, donating trees to over 60 schools and once again engaging with our parish councils and community groups.
Replacing fallen trees. On our highways we will be replacing some of the lost standard trees that failed during storm Eunice, and creating new community orchards offering a focus for community events and fresh locally grown fruit.
Working with communities and volunteers. We will be closely engaging volunteers and encouraging community participation from Surrey's community to help us achieve our tree planting journey.
How you can help
We are looking for residents, businesses, landowners, and partners to work together with us to plant the 'right tree in the right place' for this, and future planting seasons. We are also interested in planting hedges and woody shrubs, so there are many ways to help. For more information visit the Surrey Says website.