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City of Sydney Council is holding a free tree-planting event for Mother’s Day.  They say,

For those whose mum has died, it is a chance to remember & reflect…


For those blessed with a living mum, it is a fantastic gesture to show your love…”

  • Sunday 8th May 2011
  • 9-12MD
  • Blackwattle Bay Park – 55 Leichhardt Street Glebe
  • You don’t need to be a resident of Sydney Council area to participate
  • Wear suitable clothing, take a hat & some water.

‘Trees for Mum’ is a national tree-planting event in Australia that was established in 2002 by Lauren Adlam & Deena Raphael who sadly lost their mothers to cancer. The first & subsequent events have had the support of  Manly Council. Since 2010, Alecia Braven manages the yearly event.

‘Trees for Mum,’ tree-planting event was originally established to honour mothers that had passed away. It has since grown to include a chance to show love to your mother while she is alive.

“To date more than 20,000 people have participated in the Trees for Mum Mother’s Day program at over 100 planting sites across Australia.”  How lovely to plant a living memorial for your Mum. The space in which the tree is planted will always be special. I think this is a fantastic idea.

The following Councils in Sydney are holding a ‘Trees for Mum’ event for Mother’s Day 2011 –

  • City of Sydney Council – Bay end of Leichhardt Street Glebe on Blackwattle Bay near Bellevue House – off Glebe Point Road
  • Randwick Council – Corner of Beauchamp & Malabar Roads Maroubra
  • Botany Council – To be advised – see their website closer to the day
  • Mosman Council – Rawson Oval, Cross Street Mosman – the  Eastern Side of Cricket Oval near Scottish Cairn
  • North Sydney Council – Smoothey Park Wollstonecraft – enter via Russell Street
  • Manly Council – Seaforth Community Centre, Baringa Avenue Seaforth
  • Hills Shire Council – Bruce Purser Reserve, Commercial Road Kellyville
  • Penrith Council – Manning Street Kingswood – access via Peppermint Crescent & Bringelly Road.

‘Trees for Mum’ can be found here – http://www.treesformum.com/Home/treesformum-Home.aspx

Plant for your mother - plant for the birds. This is a Red Wattle Bird, common in Sydney

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