Woodend Landcare is hosting Trees for Mum on Sunday, 14 May from 9.30am to midday at Lake Earnshaw, behind Gilbert Gordon Oval.
Trees for Mum is a series of Australia-wide tree planting events run by Landcare on Mother’s Day. These events started in Sydney in 2002 by friends and colleagues, Deena Raphael and Lauren Adlam, as a way of paying tribute to their mums, who they had both lost to cancer; Trees for Mum in Woodend is in its sixth year.
Over the past few years Woodend Landcare’s Thursday crew have been hard at work restoring this historic site from an overgrown mass of blackberries to the tranquil open space it is today, which makes it the perfect choice for Trees for Mum 2017.
The trees and shrubs will be a range of natives suitable for the climate and location and the Woodend Landcare team will be on hand with plenty of tools to help you plant. Participants will be given a tree or shrub plus some grasses to plant, providing native understorey and further improving the habitat at Lake Earnshaw.
We recommend you wear gumboots and bring along some gloves. The site will be well sign-posted from High Street – parking is available. There’s no need to book this year, but if you do have a question call Angela on 0409 373 010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All photo credits Kim Selby Photography www.kimselbyphotography.com.au