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Planting Trees

Trees Get Thirsty, Too!

There are over 75,000 street trees in Surrey & we need your help to reach them all!

Learn more about tree watering.

 

Help grow Surrey’s urban forest by planting a tree!

Creating a green and thriving environment is part of Surrey’s Sustainability Charter in making Surrey a green city now and for the future.

Plant a Tree in Your Yard

Planting trees can increase your property value, help the environment, provide shade and insulation for your home, and make your neighbourhood more livable.

It’s important to choose the right tree for your yard, and to plant it properly to increase its chance of survival and health.

Learn more from the International Society of Aboriculture on planting a tree in your backyard and remember to water your trees regulary to keep them growing and healthy.

Tree Voucher Program

If you're a Surrey resident you can participate in our tree voucher program. This means you can purchase a tree to plant on your property, for a reduced cost.

Tree voucher program details:

  • for Surrey residents only
  • resident wishing to purchase voucher, must present themselves in person to City Hall.
  • to be used only towards tree purchase
  • limited to 1 voucher per household
  • not to be used for shrubs, topiaries, dwarf trees, annuals, perennials, standards, weeping varieties or any other garden product.
  • valid until March 1, 2018

Purchase a $25 voucher from particilpating nurseries or at the Building & Bylaws Customer Service Counter on the 2nd floor of Surrey City Hall, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm. Cash, cheque or debit are accepted.

You can choose a tree worth up to $75 from participating nurseries. If the tree is over $75, you'll pay the difference.

Participating nurseries:

Art's Nursery Ltd.
8940 192 Street, Surrey.
Phone 604-882-1201 or email info@artsnursery.com.

David Hunter Garden Centre
15175 72 Avenue, Surrey.
Phone 604-590-2431 or email info@davidhuntergardencentre.com.

For more information on the Tree Voucher program, call us at 604-591-4675

Releaf Community Tree Planting

Help grow Surrey's urban forest by planting trees and shrubs in Surrey parks and along boulevards!

Learn about how to get planting in your neighbourhood with Releaf Planting.

Tree Donations & Sponsorship

Contribute to tree planting in parks and along city streets to help maintain a healthy environment and make Surrey a more beautiful place to live.

Tree sponsorship for businesses

Sponsoring tree planting is your way to give back to the community as a supportive and community-minded corporate citizen. Large shade trees are planted in parks or street boulevards at a location that is mutually agreeable to you and the City of Surrey. Sponsorship benefits provide you with recognition in the community.

For details, contact us by email environment@surrey.ca or phone at 604-501-5158.

Planting Replacement Trees

When you remove a tree in Surrey, you are required to plant replacement trees.

When you pick up your Tree Cutting Permit, you must also put down a $400 security deposit for each replacement tree. We collect this deposit to make sure replacement trees are planted and maintained during their important first year.

We will return your $400 in a 2-stage inspection process, to make sure the replacement trees planted will survive and grow to maturity.

Replacement Tree Inspection

Once you have planted your replacement tree, book your inspection on our inspection line at 604-591-4675 or online. The first 50% of Replacement Tree Security ($200 per tree) will be returned upon successful inspection.

One year after your first inspection, you will need to book your second inspection. The second 50% of your deposit will be refunded upon successful inspection.

See the City Arborist's inspection criteria in the Acceptable_Replacement_Tree List to be prepared for each visit.

Friends of the Forest Volunteer Opportunities

Get to know and love Surrey's urban forest by volunteering in the parks & green spaces in your community.

Volunteer Now

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