Plant a tree for your mum this Mother’s Day

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Penrith City Council’s annual Trees for Mum community tree planting event returns for its twelfth year on Sunday 9 May at Grey Gums Reserve in Cranebrook.

The event will be divided into 30-minute sessions, with the first session starting at 8.30am and the last session at 12.30pm, with registrations essential to join the day. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure your spot.

The event will be following a COVID safe plan to ensure all participants adhere to social distancing guidelines. The plan includes capping the 30-minute sessions with 35 participants, thoroughly disinfecting tools before and after use, and requesting all participants sign in for planting.

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM praised the event for its successful tenure and encouraged residents to register to plant a tree to remember and celebrate their mum.

“Planting a tree is such a simple gesture to honour your mum, grandmother 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,” Cr McKeown said.

“This event is also an important opportunity for residents to learn about our local environment and help restore our endangered bushland by planting native trees or shrubs.

“Council’s Bushcare team is looking forward to another great day planting trees and celebrating our local mums and have created a safe environment for all participants to do so,” Cr McKeown continued.

Participants are encouraged to wear long trousers, a long-sleeved shirt, closed-toe shoes, a hat and sunscreen is also highly recommended.

To ensure there are enough trees for everyone to plant and so the Penrith Council Bushcare team can coordinate the 30-minute sessions, please register your attendance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More information about the event and the event’s COVID-19 safety plan is available at

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 20 April 2021.