Show your love for mum this Mothers’ Day by planting a native tree in her honour at the Spring Farm Trees for Mum event.

This Mother’s Day (14th May, 2017), you are invited to a family-friendly ‘Trees for Mum’ event where you can combine your love for two amazing mothers: your own mum and mother nature!

This tree planting day will help to restore your local bushland at Spring Farm, which is a rare example of Cumberland Plain Woodland.

“It doesn’t matter if your mum is still with us, or has passed away, by coming along to the Spring Farm Trees for Mum event, you can demonstrate how much you appreciate your mum with a living present which can last hundreds of years”, says Margot Law, National Parks Association of NSW citizen science officer.

“What’s more important, is that by returning native trees back into the landscape, you are restoring attributes to Mother Nature which are reflective of those that your own mothers provide: safe homes for animals, nourishment, and shelter. The community as a whole will also benefit through provision of ecosystem services the trees provide, like filtering air and water, and increased biodiversity habitat.”

Trees for Mum is an initiative which encourages families to honour their mum by planting native trees. The Spring Farm ‘Trees for Mum’ event will be hosted by the National Parks Association of NSW through their Bush Mates programme, Camden Council and Greening Australia. This tree planting event links in with existing and future efforts to enhance the Spring Farm Bushland Corridor environment through habitat restoration.

“Spring Farm Bushland Corridor is a remnant bushland patch which is under pressure from surrounding increases in housing density. With some TLC from local residents, both the bushland and the community values can thrive” says Ms Law.

The Spring Farm Trees for Mum event is a free event, and native plants will be provided for planting on the day. Registrations are required for this event, and includes a free light lunch. To register, please go to www.bushmates.org.au/events/ or contact Margot Law, Citizen Science Officer at National Parks Association of NSW – margotl@npansw.org.au or 9299 0000