Trees for Mum 2013

trees for mum banner

On Sunday 12, May Mother’s Day, 150 members of the Woodend community, along with a few day trippers and visitors from Melbourne, Trentham, Lancefield and Ballarat, planted over 250 indigenous trees, shrubs and grasses to celebrate mums and create living legacies.

L-R: Bob Sullivan, Mark Horner, John Newell and Peter Yates with Bill in the background.

L-R: Bob Sullivan, Mark Horner, John Newell and Peter Yates with Bill Hebb in the background.

Special thanks go to the Landcare members who prepared the site on Five Mile Creek ready for the planting and helped out on the day and to Peter Yates and David Gossip for their hard work selecting the plants and drawing up the planting plan to ensure the site will look its best when the plants mature.

Macedon Ranges Shire Councillors Jennifer Anderson, John Connor and John Letchford attended the event as well as Joanne Duncan MP.

“I feel so lucky to live in Woodend, with places to plant native vegetation, and people to help me do it. Congratulations on another successful year”  commented Cr Jennifer Anderson, Macedon Ranges Shire Council

L-R: Cr John Letchford, Cr John Connor, Kate Daniel Woodend Landcare and Cr Jennifer Anderson

L-R: Cr John Letchford, Cr John Connor, Kate Daniel Woodend Landcare and Cr Jennifer Anderson

We hope to run another
Trees for Mum event on Sunday 11 May next year so mark it in your diary and join us on Facebook Trees for Mum Woodend, to keep up with the news.

Here are a few pictures and comments we received.

“Thank you for organising such a great event, it was a real pleasure to come along and join in. Please also pass on our thanks to the Landcare people and anyone else involved.” Alex Evans, Melbourne (attended Woodend event)

“Thank you for organising such a great event, it was a real pleasure to come along and join in. Please also pass on our thanks to the Landcare people and anyone else involved.” Alex Evans, Melbourne (attended Woodend event)

Carracher family and Mark Horner

Carracher family and Mark Horner

Fisher Family

“Was a fantastic event. We loved it.” Maxy Fisher, Springhill

“What a great event. Mum always thought giving flowers were a waste so I think she would have approved giving back to mother nature.” Joanne Kalamaras, Clifton Hill (attended Woodend event)

“What a great event. Mum always thought giving flowers were a waste so I think she would have approved giving back to mother nature.” Joanne Kalamaras, Clifton Hill (attended Woodend event)

Hunt family

Hunt family

Three generations plant together

Gaye Raeburn plants a local black gum as a  memorial to her late mother. Gaye is joined by  her daughter Clare and granddaughters Amber and Rosie.

One thought on “Trees for Mum 2013

  1. It was a really good day. Thankyou Angela, Kate, Peter David and all the people who came down to plant a tree.

    Mark

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