Plant tree for Dad on Father’s Day

If you’re looking for something to gift Dad for Father’s Day, Penrith City Council’s annual Trees for Dad community tree planting event returns for its 4th year on Sunday 4 September at Corio Drive Reserve in St Clair, where community members are invited to plant trees and shrubs in celebration and honour of Dad.

Everyone is invited to plant a tree in honour and celebration of their dad, grandfather, uncle or father-figure.

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

Registrations are essential to join the day; Council’s Bushcare team will be using the numbers to ensure they have enough trees and tags for participants to plant and write on. Register at penrith.city/events

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 and following COVID-safe measures.

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen expressed excitement for the event’s return and encouraged residents to register to plant a tree to remember and celebrate their dad.

“Planting a tree is such a simple gesture to honour your dad, grandfather, uncle or a father-figure in your life and can be a very positive and meaningful experience to share with family and friends on Father’s Day,” Cr Hitchen said.

“When we held our successful Trees for Mum event on Mother’s Day this year, it was touching for the Bushcare team to hear wonderful stories from participants about why they had come to celebrate and honour their mum, and I hope that Trees for Dad continues to provide such a space to remember Dad.

“Trees for Dad is not only a great way to gift Dad 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.

“Council’s Bushcare team is looking forward to another great day planting trees and celebrating our local dads,” Cr Hitchen continued.

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 penrith.city/events

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