May 7, 2010

Don't forget Trees for Mum

This Sunday – as if we don’t need reminding – is Mother’s Day.  

It is a special day and Council hopes to make it a bit more special by getting involved with “Trees for Mum”.  I mentioned it in last week in my column in the Southern Courier and my website and I thought I’d give everyone another reminder.

“Trees for Mum” is an initiative of two women, Lauren Adlam and Deena Raphael, as a way of people honouring their mums by planting a tree.  Like any great idea, this one was simple and with wide community support. Through our involvement, Council has located “Trees for Mum” at Sir Joseph Banks Park – at the Tupia Street end.  Council staff will be there this Sunday between 9.00am and noon on May 9 to give those who want to be part of “Trees for Mum” a little help. There’ll be a range of native trees available to be planted and we’ll have some spades ready to make the planting a bit easier.  Everything is free of charge and we think it will make our City greener. To be part of “Trees for Mum”, just turn up at Sir Joseph Banks Park at the Tupia Street entrance from 9.00am next Sunday.

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