Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Enviro: Philippines: World's biggest reforestation project

Tree-planting world record set 

in Philippines

Thursday, February 24 07:45 am
Philippine environmentalists have set a world record for the most trees planted simultaneously, kickstarting an enormous reforesteration programme, organisers said Thursday.Skip related content

Nearly 7,000 people helped in the mass planting of saplings in denuded forest and grassland in the eastern province of Camrines Sur on February 23, 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. 
-- APF material via Yahoo! News posted by EconoMix.

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