Twenty-nine tree-planting groups across Canada and the United States, along with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), now hold the world record for most trees planted in one hour by teams of 25 to 100.
On May 20, 2015, SFI partnered with community teams, which included 1,165 members from the forest sector, conservation groups, local organizations and youth groups, to set the Guinness World Record title.
“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 chief executive officer of SFI.
These trees will one day improve the quality of air and water. The urgency for more sustainable practices is contributing to other initiatives that protect trees and forests. Earlier this year, SFI introduced changes to its 2015-2019 Standards and Rules to improve sustainable forest management and better decision-making within the industry.
Check out highlights from the Guinness World Record initiative: