Tree-planting a world record

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

A team of 67 volunteers and forest professionals from local forestry company Interfor have officially helped set a world record.

On May 20 of this year, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) partnered with local teams from 29 communities across Canada and the U.S. 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 just confirmed that the 202,935 trees planted by the 29 teams sets an official world record!

The Interfor team planted 8,227 seedlings at two Interfor harvest locations in the Southern Interior, including at Windfall Creek near Greenwood, where they were joined by students, teachers and parents from Dr. D.A. Perley Elementary School.

“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,” said Kathy Abusow, president and CEO of SFI.