Normally, trees are planted annually in the native forest. Every child born in a certain year gets a birth tree in this forest and as the child grows up, it can also see the tree grow. For example, a birth forest symbolizes the wish that every child should be able to grow up in a healthy and green world. Parents of star children are not (yet) invited to such a plantation. The data of star babies is not registered in the municipal systems, but is registered in the maternity hospital.
Open Vld plus asked at the city council of 18 October to change this in the future. They argued that star children can also get a tree in the birth forest after registration by the parents. faction leader Filip Michiels: “As a municipal council, we can ask parents of star children to register if they want to commemorate their child in our municipal birth forest. For example, in addition to the name of the brand new Oosterzelenaartjes, the name plate would also contain the name of the children who died after birth or during pregnancy. As a local board, we support the parents of star children and give these star parents are also a signal that their child is not forgotten. The majority expressed their affection for the idea and promised to investigate the proposal further. (mvdv)