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Tree Planters from West Fraser Help Set World Record

A team of tree-planters from Williams Lake West Fraser have officially helped set a world record.

On May 20th the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) partnered with local teams from 29 communities across Canada and the U.S., including Horsefly, to set a new world record for the most trees planted simultaneously within a one-hour period by teams of 25 to 100 participants.

Guinness has confirmed that the 202,935 trees planted by the 29 teams sets an official world record!

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“As SFI celebrates its 20th anniversary, I can’t think of a more exciting way to recognize and reinforce our commitment to healthy forests and sustainable communities, and to reaffirm that the actions we take today can have a significant and material impact on the future of our forests,” says Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of SFI.

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The 202,935 trees planted as a result of this initiative will help to sequester carbon from the atmosphere and protect healthy habitats across Canada and the U.S. for generations to come.

The effort involved 1,165 volunteers.

A video capturing highlights of the record can be viewed here.

 

 

 

 

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