Plant a Tree for Mum at Springfield Lakes


This year’s Mother’s Day celebration will be a special one as Springfield Lakes residents have a chance to plant a tree for mum.

Trees for Mum is an event organised by Springfield Lakes Nature Care Inc and will happen on Mother’s Day, May 14, at Promenade Park.

Due to the onslaught of tropical cyclone Debbie, many trees were lost in the parklands. The event should be an excellent way for locals to replace some of the trees that were destroyed by tropical cyclone and trees that have died from drought and other natural causes.

Originally, the event was a tribute to two mothers who passed away due to cancer. Since the first Trees for Mum in 2002, there have been over 20,000 people who have planted trees to pay tribute to mums. Over the years, more and more people are becoming interested in joining.

Springfield Lakes Nature Care President Luise Manning hopes that the event will gain support from people in Springfield, but more so in Springfield Lakes since locals there can easily go back to the site to see their trees grow.

Ipswich City Council is providing the trees that will be planted on the designated site for the event. There will be gloves and planting equipment available on the site, but participants should wear appropriate footwear and hat.

This year’s event will be limited to 50 participants to make sure that each participant will get a tree to plant. The first 20 people will get a gift from Sweet Moments Florist.

The event will happen in Promenade Park at 253 Lakeside Ave, adjacent to the Jezabel Drive children’s playground. Planting activity will be from 2 pm to 3 pm.  There will be cake, tea and coffee served afterwards as part of the launch of the new Springfield Lakes Nature Care.

Get directions to Promenade Park.

For more information about the event, go to or visit Springfield Lakes Nature Care’s Facebook page.

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Alex Indigo/Wikimedia Commons)