Birth Tree project continues to grow


Every year, Rotary Peninsula 2.0 plants a tree to commemorate the births of children in our community. The Birth Tree project in Montague Park, Kars St, is now in its fourth year and all money received from registrations this year will go to the Frankston Hospital Special Care Nursery.

Children’s names are placed on a plaque at the base of the tree of the year of their birth, ready for the annual unveiling ceremony, which next year takes place on Sunday, March 17. During a full day of family fun, children will be given a certificate and their own tree to take home and plant.

Rotary Peninsula 2.0 saw a need also for families that may have missed out registering in previous years for the Birth Tree and has worked with Frankston City councillor Steve Toms to establish the Birth Tree Family Garden. This garden it is creating next to the Birth Trees will enable families to register all members of their families and their names will be placed on a plaque with the year of their birth.  

Registrations for the 2018 Birth Tree and The Family Garden are $50 each with a reduction of $5 each for any additional family members registered for the Family Garden plaque. All registrations close on January 31 next year. For more information or to register, visit