64,096 trees planted in 15 minutes in Philippines


According to an AFP article : Philippine environmentalists have set a world record for the most trees planted simultaneously, kickstarting an enormous reforesteration programme, organisers said 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, spokeswoman 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,” Cordova told AFP.”

As Physorg notes :

” Residents plant seedlings during a tree planting organised by the provincial government conservation project in Pili, Camarines sur province, south of Manila. The effort beat the previous Guinness world record of 50,033 trees planted in India last year”

I indeed blogged about reforestation in India

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