Last year’s inaugural event saw over 150 people from Woodend and the wider Macedon Ranges community plant nearly 200 native trees and grasses.
Trees for Mum was founded in 2002 by two Sydney colleagues who had both lost their mothers to cancer and who wanted to do something memorable to make the day a tiny bit less painful. By planting a tree they created a living legacy.
In 2012 Landcare partnered with Trees for Mum and created a resource kit to support Landcare groups across the country in setting up their own events.
This year there will be four events in the Macedon Ranges. Two in-town plantings at Woodend and Kyneton and two large-scale planting events at Carlsruhe.
These events have all be generously funded by the Victorian Government’s 2 Million trees project and the North Central Catchment Management Authority with the support of the Upper Campaspe Landcare Network.
To get involved simply register by email treesformumwoodend@gmail or call Angela Van Dam, Event Co-ordinator on 5427 3931 or 0409 373 010.
Let Angela know your name, number of trees you’d like to plant and which site you’ll be attending. You can join the conversation and keep up-to-date with news via Facebook Trees for Mum Woodend.
There is no charge to attend these events and all planting equipment will be provided by Landcare, just bring some gardening gloves and wear sturdy/gum boots.
The events will be held at:
Where: North of Ruby Mackenzie Park, access via Anne Road and Tennyson Street . Here’s a map
When: 9.30am to midday. Woodend poster
Where: Corner of Langley Street and Franklin Place – just down from the Scout Hut. Here’s a map
When: 10am to midday, morning tea provided. Kyneton poster
When: 10am to 2pm, BBQ lunch provided.
For further information visit http://www.treesformum.com