Planting the 1st of 1.2 million trees in Surrey

1st October 2019

Helping tackle climate change


Surrey County Council has committed to facilitate the planting of 1.2 million trees – one for every Surrey resident – by 2030.

We are delighted that they have chosen to plant the very first tree this Saturday (5 October), at the 10th anniversary Surrey Hills Wood Fair in Cranleigh. The oak tree will be planted by Tony Samuels, Chairman of SCC, and Tim Oliver, Leader of SCC.

The tree has been donated by Mary Foryszewski, the Mayor of Waverley.


Surrey county council, in partnership with Tilhill Forestry, will be giving families who attend the wood fair a free tree to plant when they get home (with advice on how and where to plant it).

Mike Goodman, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, explains how this will help to tackle climate change. By the time it reaches 40 years of age a tree will have absorbed one ton of CO2.

Join us for the 10th Surrey Hills Wood Fair that promises to be bigger and better than ever with a whole host of exciting new additions to the Wood Fair as well as the return of many favourites. If you have never been before, come and experience an exciting day out with all your friends and family, and, if you have, then we look forward to welcoming you again!

The Wood Fair is full of traditional rural charm celebrating all that is ‘Good about Wood’ in the outstanding beautiful Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A Brilliant day out for all the family with masses of free activities, fantastic food and drink from the Surrey Hills, woodland walks, cooking over camp stoves plus.

For a full list of activities and demonstrations click here

Tickets to the Surrey Hills Wood fair

Adult Advance Online ticket (up to 12 noon on Friday 4th October): £7.50 or £10 on the gate or on line after 12 noon on Friday 4th October.