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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 Bylaw. Get to know the ways we work to protect our urban forests and how you can get involved.

Help Us Update Our Tree Protection Bylaw

We are currently reviewing our existing Tree Protection Bylaw and would like to hear from you. Please attend our upcoming open house on October 16, 2019, or take the survey, available until November 1, 2019.

Autumn Colours Contest

Celebrate this season by sharing a photo of trees and leaves in Surrey between October 13 and November 8, 2019 for a chance to win an urban forest exploration prize pack. Share your photos with us in one of two ways:

  • on our Facebook page by uploading a photo in the comments section on any post related to the Autumn Colours Photo Contest
  • through Instagram with a photo tag or using the hashtag #mycityofsurrey

Read the full contest rules.

Storm damaged tree in a yard

Removing Trees

Find out how to apply for a tree cutting permit and the requirements to remove a tree in Surrey.

Tree surrounded by a tree protection barrier.

Building Site Tree Requirements

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

Close up of a branch being pruned with pruning shears

Pruning Trees

Learn if you need a permit to prune trees, and how to prune your trees without damaging them.

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.

Surrey Parks 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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