Trees for Mum Group Resources Now Available
Landcare Australia and Trees for Mum are delighted to announce a partnership which encourages the broader Landcare community to get involved with Trees for Mum, which this year celebrates its tenth birthday.
Through this partnership, Landcare groups, Bushcare groups, or any other community and environmental care groups will be able to host Trees for Mum events in their local communities. These events provide the perfect opportunity for groups to encourage families to get involved in a local Landcare activity while celebrating Mother’s Day and doing something positive for their local environment.
Trees for Mum is a series of Mother’s Day memorial tree-planting events which was created in 2002 by friends and colleagues, Lauren Adlam and Deena Raphael. The first event took place with the support of Sydney’s Manly Council and attracted over 150 people to Manly Lagoon Park to plant commemorative trees.
“Trees for Mum began as a way for us to remember our mums on Mother’s Day and we are thrilled that it has since grown into a national celebration of all mothers,” said Lauren.
“For those of us whose mums have died it’s a chance to remember and reflect, while for those blessed to have a living mum, planting a tree is a meaningful gesture. It is also a great opportunity to nurture the environment and create living and lasting legacies for all the wonderful mums out there,” she added.
With more than 20,000 participants having taken part in Trees for Mum since 2002 in a variety of locations across the country, Trees for Mum has been more far reaching than Lauren and Deena could have ever predicted when they planned the inaugural, potentially one-off event.
CEO of Landcare Australia, Heather Campbell, sees clear benefits for Landcare groups in hosting Trees for Mum events.
“Trees for Mum events are all about family and provide fantastic opportunities for Landcare groups across the country to show families in their local communities what Landcare is all about by encouraging them to get involved,” she said.
“Landcare is about communities coming together for the benefit of local environments and Trees for Mum is a shining example of how this can be done while having the added benefit of celebrating mums across Australia.”
A suite of branded promotional collateral and a project kit which outlines how to run a Trees for Mum event is now available on the Trees for Mum resources page.
If you are planning on hosting a Trees for Mum event, please be sure to email your event details to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to ensure that your event is added to the national Trees for Mum events calendar.