Help Surrey plant 1.2 million trees

Surrey County Council (SCC) are asking for residents to help them reach their goal of planting 1.2 million trees by 2030. 

As part of their strategy to tackle climate change, SCC are looking for schools and community groups to plant trees on their land, volunteers to join in with their next planting season and for people to water the newly planted trees once established.

In 2022, SCC worked with different partners on a range of projects that saw more than 60,000 new trees planted across the county, providing shade, habitats and food for wildlife. 

Their next planting season begins in October, and everybody is welcome to help, with no time commitments necessary.

Newly planted trees need watering at least once a week between April and September, and ideally every other day at the height of summer. The base of the tree should be watered slowly (leftover bath and washing up water can be used) and the midday sun should be avoided as the water evaporates. 

If you’d like to volunteer to plant or care for newly planted trees, or you are a school or community organisation with land that could be used for tree planting, visit Surrey CC.

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