The last round of Tree for Babies for 2012 takes place in Ranui, at Ferngrove Park tomorrow, starting at 10am.
Trees for Babies in May each year, family and friends are invited by Keep Waitakere Beautiful Trust to celebrate the birth of their new baby by planting a native tree in a local reserve.
The project is delivered in partnership with Auckland Council and Plunket and a personalised invitation is sent to all babies registered with Plunket in the year prior to the planting event. Four neighbourhood parks, one in each of the four city wards, are selected for a grove of ‘baby trees’.
At each event, families are given a planting demonstration and educated about the importance of trees in the urban environment. Free entertainment is provided including clowns, a bouncy castle, and face painters. Every baby attending is presented with a ‘new citizen’ certificate.
Parks are selected with the guidance of the council arborist and in consultation with the four community boards. Parks are chosen to enhance a public area, and to encourage families to visit and utilise their local park more often.
For viewing locations for the Trees For Babies 2012 see the attachement below.poster_for_website