A garden centre business in Surrey will donate hundreds of silver birch trees to communities in the area.

Squire's Garden Centres, which has sites in Hersham, Shepperton and Surbiton, has announced it will be donating 300 silver birch trees to a number of parks in the area.

Some of the places earmarked to receive the trees include Priory Park in Reigate, Stoke Recreation Ground in Guildford, Ifield Millpond in Crawley, Hickleys Corner in Farnham, Homewood Park in Chertsey, Bernays Gardens in Stanmore, and Esher Fire Station.

Squire's said that the move formed part of a new campaign it is looking to promote dubbed 'Love Where You Live', which will see Squire's donate 5p from every plant sold towards providing trees to the communities it is part of.

"It’s fantastic to be able to donate beautiful Silver Birch trees to the communities in which Squire’s are situated," said Squire’s chair, Sarah Squire.

"The silver birch is a stunning native tree, which is great for the environment and for wildlife too, so I’m very pleased that we will be donating 300 of them to parks and green spaces across the south east."

She added that the trees would be planted with cooperation of borough councils from February next year.

"We are working closely with local councils who will plant the young trees in February next year to make our community spaces even more attractive," Ms Squire said.

This story first appeared in the Surrey Comet.