Surrey County Council (SCC) has set an ambition to be a carbon-neutral county by 2050. Their Climate Change Strategy sets out a target to facilitate the planting of 1.2 million new trees (one for every resident) by 2030. This ambition is something that SCC can not deliver alone. Therefore their New Tree Strategy is for the whole of Surrey, including residents, businesses, the public sector and both borough and district authorities, with the County Council taking a coordinating role.
Collect a free tree from Ash Library on Saturday 19th Nov 2022
In support of Surrey County Council’s 1.2m Tree Strategy, to plant one tree for every Surrey resident by 2030, Surrey Libraries are giving away free trees on Saturday 19 November 2022 between 10 am and 12 noon at the following libraries:
The trees are native, broad-leaved species and come with a stake and tie, ready for garden planting. They will also provide a leaflet containing information on how to plant and care for your tree to give it the best start in its new home. Trees are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
How do trees help
Trees play an important role in sequestering carbon dioxide and supporting adaptation to the impacts of climate change through shading and flood prevention. They can also provide significant benefits in terms of air quality, biodiversity, health and well-being, education and the economy.