Woodend joins national Trees for Mum tree planting event this Mother’s Day

The Macedon Ranges community can celebrate their mums with a living legacy this Mother’s Day by taking part in the Trees for Mum tree planting event being organised by the local Woodend Landcare group and the Upper Campaspe Landcare Network.

Jo Clancy (Woodend Landcare), Trevor Barker (Upper Campaspe Landcare Network) and Mini the dog at the plant site for Trees for Mum Five Mile Creek Reserve in Woodend.

With funding from the North Central Catchment Management Authority, Trees for Mum will take place at Five Mile Creek Reserve in Woodend between 9am and midday on Sunday, 13 May 2012.  All trees and planting equipment is provided free of charge to participants.

The day is one of a national series of Trees for Mum events and is open to all members of the community who want to plant a tree for their mothers or take part in the event with their mums, while also doing something to help the environment.

The Trees for Mum initiative was started by friends and colleagues, Deena Raphael and Lauren Adlam, in Sydney in 2002.  Both had lost their mothers to cancer and this was their way of paying tribute to their special mums.

In the years since this inaugural event, interest has grown and Trees for Mumevents have been run in many states across Australia with more than 20,000 people planting trees as tributes to mothers who have passed away or to celebrate those who are still alive.

Angela and Jason Van Dam planting native trees at a Trees for Mum event in Sydney on Mother’s Day last year.


“The first event was a huge success, attracting over 150 people to Manly Lagoon Park to plant commemorative trees. It’s incredible to think we are reaching so many people; the feedback we receive is inspiring,” said Lauren.

“Having lost my own mother to cancer in 2008, it means so much to create a living and growing legacy in her memory.  Let’s hope this inaugural event captures the hearts of many and Trees for Mum becomes an annual event on the Woodend calendar,” said Angela Van Dam, Event Coordinator for Woodend.

Registration for the event is encouraged to ensure that a tree will be available for all participants.  Please email TreesForMumWoodend@gmail.com or call 0409 373 010 to register.  ‘Like’ Trees For Mum Woodend on Facebook and join the conversation.

For more information on Trees for Mum, please visit www.treesformum.com,

For further information about this event, please contact:

Angela Van Dam 0409 373 010


PO Box 895, Woodend 3442