Tree-mendous way to honour mum on Mother’s Day

Planting for the future.

Ipswich in Queensland found a unique way to celebrate Mother’s Day this year with their Plant a Tree for mum campaign.

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said Trees for Mum has blossomed into a local Ipswich tradition that brings together the community to celebrate Mother Nature and the special women in our lives.

“Hundreds of Ipswich residents honour Mother’s Day each year by planting native plants with Ipswich City Council’s Habitat Connections program,” Mayor Harding said.

“Trees for Mum is a great way for the community to come together, learn about the local flora and fauna and leave a permanent, growing dedication to the hard work and sacrifice of our mums.”

Division Three Councillor Marnie Doyle said the event was in Tite Family Park, Bundamba this year as part of council’s strategic Habitat Connections waterway rehabilitation program.

“Tite Family Park is on Bundamba Creek, which is one of our priority urban waterways. It already has rich vegetation and the Mother’s Day planting will increase the site’s restoration by an additional 2,000 trees, shrubs and lomandra,” Cr Doyle said.

“As these plants grow and become established, they will have multiple benefits including providing habitat, increasing the creek’s resilience to flood, and beautifying this popular walking area.”

Division Three Councillor Andrew Antoniolli said it was exciting to see the difference that thriving Trees for Mum Day plantings from past years have made to the city’s natural environment.

“It’s a beautiful way to honour our mothers, grandmothers and other special women in your life and a fantastic way to meet other like-minded community members,” Cr Antoniolli said.

“It’s a fun and meaningful project the whole family can participate in, with an end result that is a gift to the whole community.”