Apr 25, 2010
Trees for Mum
This Mother’s Day – Sunday May 9 so no one forgets – will be marked by Council’s participation in “Trees for Mum”. This is the initiative of two women, Lauren Adlam and Deena Raphael who decided to get people to plant a tree to honour their mums. Lauren and Deena say it’s an ideal way to pay tribute to mothers who have passed away but also mums who are still the centre of a family.
Like any great idea, this one was simple and with wide community support and has now grown to a national activity where more than 20,000 people have spent part of Mother’s Day planting a tree. We’ve decided that “Trees for Mum” will be located at Sir Joseph Banks Park at the Tupia Street end between 9.00am and noon on May 9. The location is perfect as the use of native trees fits with Sir Joseph Banks Park, there is ample nearby parking, we have a ready supply of mulch to encourage growth in the trees, it is adjacent to Council’s depot so that watering will be maintained and this area is accessible to everyone in the community. We’ll have a range of native trees available to be planted and there will be Council staff on hand to assist and advise.
We’ll also have some spades ready for those who want to plant a tree for their mum. Everything will be provided free of charge as not only Council’s support of mother’s day but also for an initiative that will make our City greener. If you’d like to be part of “Trees for Mum” just turn up at the Tupia Street entrance to Sir Joseph Banks Park between 9.00am and noon on Mother’s Day.