Planting trees for a world record on Wednesday

Participants from Island Timberlands and local high schools will try to break the world record for the most trees planted in one hour

  • May. 19, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Participants from Island Timberlands and local high schools will gather in Qualicum Beach tomorrow (May 20) to take part in a North America wide attempt to break the world record for the most trees planted in one hour.

More than 30 teams of 25-100 (totalling over 1,400) will simultaneously plant saplings from 10-11 a.m. in an effort organized by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).

Bringing together business, community organizations and youth groups, they expect to plant over a quarter-million new trees.

— NEWS staff / SFI

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