24 Feb '11, 8am

Tree-planting world record set in Philippines

Tree-planting world record set in Philippines

Nearly 7,000 people helped in the mass planting of saplings in denuded forest and grassland in the eastern province of Camrines Sur on Wednesday, said Mara Joneil Cordova, spokesman for El Verde (The Green) project. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MANILA - PHILIPPINE environmentalists have set a world record for the most trees planted simultaneously, kickstarting an enormous reforestation programme, organisers said on Thursday. Nearly 7,000 people helped in the mass planting of saplings in denuded forest and grassland in the eastern province of Camrines Sur on Wednesday, said Mara Joneil Cordova, spokesman for El Verde (The Green) project. 'We had 64,096 trees planted in 15 minutes. This was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records that everything was accurate and correct,' Ms Cordova told AFP. The effort beat the previous Guinness world record of 50,033 trees planted in India la...

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