Help grow Surrey’s urban forest by planting a tree! Plant a tree in your yard, grab a tree voucher, or join a Releaf planting event.

Plant a Tree in Your Yard

Planting trees can increase your property value, help the environment, provide shade and insulation for your home, and make your neighbourhood more livable.

It’s important to choose the right tree for your yard, and to plant it properly to increase its chance of survival and health.

Learn more from the International Society of Arboriculture on planting a tree in your backyard and remember to water your trees regularly to keep them growing and healthy.

Call Before You Dig!

Are there any utilities (gas, water, sewer, electric) below ground that need to be identified?

Don't be so sure you know the answer.

Call toll free in BC 1-800-474-6886 or *6886 on your cell to find out.

Tree Voucher Program

Due to COVID-19, tree voucher sales are suspended until further notice. We will update the website when sales resume. Thank you for your understanding at this time.

If you're a Surrey resident you can participate in our tree voucher program. This means you can purchase a tree to plant on your property, for a reduced cost.

Tree voucher program details:

  • for Surrey residents only
  • resident wishing to purchase voucher, must present themselves in person to City Hall.
  • to be used only towards tree purchase
  • limited to 1 voucher per household
  • not to be used for shrubs, topiaries, dwarf trees, annuals, perennials, standards, weeping varieties or any other garden product.
  • valid until March 1, 2020

Purchase a $25 voucher at the Building & Bylaws Customer Service Counter on the 2nd floor of Surrey City Hall, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm. Cash, cheque or debit are accepted.

You can choose a tree worth up to $75 from participating nurseries. If the tree is over $75, you'll pay the difference.

Participating nurseries:

Art's Nursery Ltd.
8940 192 Street, Surrey.
Phone 604-882-1201 or email info@artsnursery.com

Hunters Garden Centre
15175 72 Avenue, Surrey.
Phone 604-590-2431 or email SurreyStore@HuntersGardenCentre.com

For more information on the Tree Voucher program, call us at 604-591-4675

Releaf Tree Planting

Join one of our Releaf tree planting events.

Tree Sponsorship

Our sponsorship program is currently under review.

For details, contact us at stewardship@surrey.ca or 604-501-5175.

Planting Replacement Trees

When you remove a tree in Surrey, you are required to plant replacement trees.

When you pick up your Tree Cutting Permit, you must also put down a $400 security deposit for each replacement tree. We collect this deposit to make sure replacement trees are planted and maintained during their important first year.

We will return your $400 in a two-stage inspection process to make sure the replacement trees planted will survive and grow to maturity.

Resources

Replacement Tree Inspection

Once you have planted your replacement tree(s), book your inspection on our inspection line at 604-591-4675 or online. The first 50% of Replacement Tree Security ($200 per tree) will be returned upon successful inspection.

One year after your first inspection, you will need to book your second inspection. The second 50% of your deposit will be refunded upon successful inspection.

See the our Guide to Selecting and Planting Replacement Trees to be prepared for each visit.

Surrey Parks Volunteer Opportunities

Get to know and love Surrey's urban forest by volunteering in the parks & green spaces in your community.