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Remarkable Trees of Surrey          

Getting a copy

You can get a copy of the booklet by post:

Send your name, address and a cheque for £6.50 made out to the Surrey Tree Warden Network at:

Little Priory,

Sandy Lane,

South Nutfield,

Surrey RH1 4EJ.

The cost covers postage and packing.

Or you can pay by bank transfer at the cost of £6.50. Send an email by CLICKING HERE

with your name and address, and transfer £6.50 to:

The Surrey Tree Warden Network,

       Sort Code: 40 52 40;

         Account No; 00014782.

Or from a book shop selling "Remarkable Trees of Surrey". They are:

Barton's Bookshop,

2 Bridge St,


KT22 8BZ

Priory Farm Shop,

Sandy Lane,

South Nutfield,

RH1 4EJ.

Knights Garden Centre,

Nags Hill,



Buckland Nursery,

Reigate Road,



Extract of a write-up on the Booklet in The Surrey Mirror

Celebrating The Most Impressive Trees In The Area

Booklet lists 25 remarkable specimens

By Joshua Searle

ANCIENT: The Crowhurst yew, believed to be as old as 4,000 years - village, in St Peter churchyard

SURREY is the proud home of many historic landmarks including Hampton Court Palace and Polesden Lacey.

But while palaces dating back a few centuries may seem impressive, the county boasts much more ancient relics — its trees. And it has 25 remarkable specimens which you might frequently pass by without realising.

To help you spot them, a booklet — Remarkable Trees of Surrey-listing the county's best frees has been produced by the Surrey Tree Warden Network, to celebrate the charity's 25th anniversary.


Nuffield tree warden Liz Ramsay, who edited the booklet, said: "The idea was to celebrate 25 years of existing with a booklet that would celebrate 25 remarkable trees of Surrey. It features trees throughout Surrey from Spelthorne in the north to Lingfield in the east and Dunsfold in the west. They were chosen by Surrey Tree Wardens at their AGM last year.

IMPRESSIVE: A footpath had to be rerouted after this wisteria in Sunbury toppled over

They are all wonderful, ancient trees. “My preference was probably the Crowhurst Yew. It is the most extraordinary age. If you think back this has seen 3,000 years of history"

Members nominated a total of 140 frees. Then, they all had to pick 25 — the trees that received the most votes have been featured in the booklet. It was funded by Surrey County Council, through a grant from Lingfield councillor Michael Sydney.

The lime in Gatton Park, near Reigate, is featured in the list. Its description says: "There are three huge and impressive common limes growing in the grounds of Gatton Park, near Reigate, and this is one of them. The park at Gatton is one of the masterpiece creations of Capability Brown who transformed the landscape around the mansion between 1762 and 1766. The limes could be survivors from that time."

Over in Tandridge, an imposing yew tree stands tall in a church's grounds. The book says: "This remarkable yew stands in the quiet churchyard in the village of Tandridge. With a girth of over 10m and a huge canopy this is truly a 'wow tree'. Its size indicates it could be 1,500 years old."

But a yew tree in Crowhurst, outside St George's Church, could be even older still, dating back 4,000 years. According to the book, it has served as a meeting place for the parish council and at another time housed a homeless family.

To receive a copy, send your name, address and a cheque for £6.30 made out to the Surrey Tree Warden Network at Little Priory Sandy Lane, South Nuffield, Surrey RH1 4EJ. The booklet can also be purchased from Barton's Bookshop in Leatherhead, and Priory Farm Shop in Sandy Lane, South Nutfield.