Nature Events

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Cut your own Christmas Tree!

Photo of people cutting and holding Christmas trees in forest
Come along to Turf Hill on Saturday 11 December to cut your own Christmas tree with members of the Council's Greenspace Team. 
Take home an environmentally friendly tree and help conserve the open heathland habitat at the same time.
All tools will be provided, but please bring suitable gardening-type gloves.
The cost is £15 for each tree taken.
Limited space so advance booking is essential.
Meeting time and parking location will be supplied when booking.
More information and to book, call 01276 707 100 or email

The Queen's Green Canopy

What is the Queen’s Green Canopy

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a tree planting initiative to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. With a focus on planting sustainably, everyone from individuals to community groups across the United Kingdom are invited to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

How Can you Get Involved?

Everyone in Surrey Heath is welcomed to get involved and enhance our local environment by planting trees. The first official planting season will run between October 2021 to March 2022 and will commence again in October 2022, through to the end of the Jubilee year. 
Once planted, trees can be added to the Queen’s Green Canopy Map
We will be hosting events relating to the Queen’s Green Canopy so keep an eye on our website and social media to find out more. 

Advice for Tree Planting

It is important to select the right species and appropriate place for tree planting: 

Funding opportunities for Tree Planting

Funding is available for tree planting by schools and community groups:

Ancient Trees

As well as encouraging the planting of new trees, The Queen’s Green Canopy will dedicate a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 Ancient Trees to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service. 
Find out more about Ancient Trees and Woodland:

Trees in Surrey Heath

Find out more about trees in Surrey Heath:

Surrey Heath Climate Change Action Plan

Learn more about how we are responding to Climate Change by reading our Climate Change Action Plan