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Trees on public and private property make up Surrey's urban forest and contribute to supporting Surrey's sustainability goal of becoming a thriving, green inclusive city.

Trees in Surrey are protected by the Surrey Tree Protection By-law, 2006 No. 16100. Get to know the ways we work to protect our urban forests and how you can get involved.

Storm damaged tree in a yard

Removing a Tree

Find out how to apply for a tree cutting permit fees & requirements to remove a tree in Surrey.

Tree surrounded by a tree protection barrier.

Building Site Tree Requirements

Review the tree requirements for building & demolition activities on private property.

Close up of a branch being pruned with pruning shears

Pruning a Tree

Make sure you prune your trees without damaging them. Learn if you need a permit to prune trees.

Family planting a tree at Arbor Day

Planting Trees

Plant a tree in your yard, grab a tree voucher, or join the Releaf Planting team.

English Oak Tree in Port Kells

Exploring Surrey's Trees

Disover heritage trees in your neighbourhood or take a virtual tour of the Great Trees of Surrey.

A small boy climbing a large tree

Protecting Surrey's Urban Forest

Learn about the City of Surrey's commitment to protecting its urban forest.

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.

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