This festive period, Surrey County Council is asking you to donate £3 to plant a new tree in Surrey. Every year, thousands of us decorate real Christmas trees as an essential and much-loved tradition during the festive season. To support the environment, Surrey is asking you to donate £3, when you buy your Christmas tree, which will be used to plant new trees locally.
Natalie Bramhall, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Climate Change, said, “Trees are such an important part of our environment, both in terms of combating climate change but also to enhance and enrich our wildlife and biodiversity. We’d like to encourage residents to support our campaign and donate to fund a new tree planted in Surrey.”
Surrey County Council is working with Surrey Wildlife Trust for the appeal, which supports the planting of 1.2 million new trees in the county by 2030 – one for every resident. Trees visually enhance the environment, provide habitats for wildlife and absorb some of the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, making them a natural way to help tackle climate change.
Squire’s Garden Centres will be promoting the appeal to customers at their 11 Surrey branches. Other participating retailers include Hans Christmas Andersen (Newlands Corner), Apps Court Farm, Ashtead Park Garden Centre, Buckland Nurseries and Mayfield Lavender.
To donate visit www.surreywildlifetrust.org/surreytrees
This year, the start of the festive season coincides with National Tree Week, which runs from 28 November to 6 December. To support National Tree Week, Surrey County Council has given away 300 free trees and 240 hedge packs to 95 local schools across the county to be planted on their grounds to increase biodiversity and clean air around our school sites.