Caring for our environment, HP, Surrey County Council

VIDEO: First of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey planted

The first of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey were planted on Saturday (5 October) at the Surrey Hills Wood Fair.

It was the launch of the Surrey County Council project to plant a new tree for every resident by 2030.

The people who planted the first trees included Vice Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Bill Biddell, High Sheriff of Surrey Bridget Biddell, Mayor of Waverley Mary Foryszewski, Surrey County Council Chairman Tony Samuels and Surrey County Council Leader Tim Oliver.

Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said: “Trees have a big part to play in the reduction of greenhouse gases. They purify the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, provide a home for wildlife and improve the local environment.

“Planting these trees are part of our commitment to tackle climate change in Surrey, and we’re planning to plant them in all our towns, villages and rural areas over the coming years.

To find out more about Surrey County Council’s work to tackle climate change, visit




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