Tree Record

Southasia - - BRIEFS -

Bhutan has bro­ken the Guin­ness World Record for the high­est num­ber of trees planted in a spe­cific pe­riod. An In­dian team had the record 3 years ago - 10,000 trees planted in one hour. A team of 100 vol­un­teers in Bhutan man­aged to plant up to 49,672 trees in just one hour. The event took place in the coun­try’s cap­i­tal, Thimpu.

Ac­cord­ing to the tree plant­ing event or­ga­nizer, Karma Tsh­er­ing, the event was planned to hon­our the love the coun­try’s for­mer king, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, had for the en­vi­ron­ment. The team prac­ticed for a week prior to the event which, ac­cord­ing to one vol­un­teer, Sherub Dorji, helped build phys­i­cal strength as well as im­prove plant­ing tech­nique. Ac­cord­ing to se­nior jour­nal­ist, Nam­gay Zam, team mem­bers man­aged to plant at least 8 trees per minute, that too on steep and un­friendly ter­rain.

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