Plant a tree for Mum this Mother’s Day

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Penrith’s beloved Trees for Mum event is celebrating 17 years this Mother’s Day.

Penrith City Council’s annual Trees for Mum community tree planting event returns on Sunday, May 12 at Hollier Reserve in Emu Plains.

The event will be divided into 30-minute sessions, with the first session starting at 8.30am and the last session at 12pm.

Council’s Bushcare team will be using registration numbers to ensure they have enough trees and tags for participants to plant and write on. Register at

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney praised the event for its longevity and how it continues to provide the community with an opportunity to remember and celebrate their mum.

“We’re excited at Council to be celebrating 17 years of Trees for Mum in Penrith,” Carney said.

“Penrith is one of the only local government areas that has continued to host this special event, and our Bushcare team is excited to not only be hosting its 17th year, but to be celebrating such a meaningful day with community members.

“Planting a tree is such a simple gesture to honour your mum, grandmother, aunt or a mother-figure in your life and can be a very positive and meaningful experience to share with family and friends on Mother’s Day.

“Trees for Mum is not only a great way to gift Mum something special, but it’s an opportunity to learn about our local environment and help restore our endangered bushland by planting native trees or shrubs.”

Participants are encouraged to wear closed-toe shoes and a hat. Sunscreen will be available on the day.

The native trees and shrubs available for planting are proudly provided by Council’s nursery.

To ensure there are enough trees for everyone to plant and so the Penrith Council Bushcare team can coordinate the 30-minute sessions, please book your attendance by registering at

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