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Annual tree planting celebrates Ipswich mums and Mother Nature

Hundreds of Ipswich families will celebrate and honour their mums and important women in their lives by planting more than 1,800 native plants as part of the annual Trees for Mum on Mother’s Day – 8 May 2022.

Taking place at Jim Seymour Park in Camira this year, Trees for Mum started as a national event more than twenty years ago and has blossomed into a beloved local tradition that brings together the community to celebrate mums and Mother Nature.

Environment and Sustainability Committee Chairperson Councillor Russell Milligan said it is wonderful that the banks of our city’s creeks are improved for future generations through special days like Trees for Mum.

“Trees for Mum is an important part of council’s Habitat Connections strategic creek rehabilitation program, which beautifies and restores waterways throughout Ipswich through planting native species and ongoing maintenance,” Cr Milligan said.

“It is exciting to see the difference Trees for Mum Day plantings from almost a decade ago have made to our city’s environment.

“Every tree planted will also help improve and preserve the health of our environment and the Sandy Creek waterways and will grow to provide habitat and shelter for wildlife.”

Registrations are now open through the Facebook event, or by calling council on (07) 3810 6666, to secure seedlings and a spot at this free event.

Councillor Milligan said information on native plants and home gardening will be shared on the day as well as an opportunity to enjoy a coffee and morning tea in the park’s beautiful surrounds.

“I encourage you to register for the event and plant a native tree as part of your Mother’s Day gifting, or to honour loved ones who are not able to be physically with us,” Cr Milligan said.

“Mums will also receive a free gift pack including a native plant on the day.”

Ipswich residents can also get up to six free native plants from Queens Park Nursery or the council’s mobile nursery as part of council’s Free Plant Program.

Plant species are chosen to suit local climate and soil conditions and are proudly propagated and grown in council’s production nursery.

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