Guiness World Record Official Attempt

People of all ages and backgrounds from across the U.S. and Canada came together Wednesday to break the Guinness World Record for the most trees planted in one hour by small teams. Organized by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI), 202,330 trees in one hour were planted simultaneously in 28 different communities on May 20, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 2p.m.

The chance to come together on a National level was such a pleasure for the volunteers to participate in this event, which brought communities together to break a world record for a wonderful cause. It was a great feeling for all the volunteers to be planting trees knowing that at the very same moment at 1:00 p.m. when all the shovels broke into the earth to help make the world a greener place, other communities in Minnesota, New Brunswick, Pennsylvania, Washington, British Columbia, New York, Quebec, California and a team right here in own back yard, Michaels Hair Body Mind were doing the same thing to make a difference in the community. Michaels has been a sustainable business in the Clarkson community for 55 years and wanted to bring the beauty outdoors. The staff and clients from Michaels Hair Body Mind headed into Rattray Marsh with shovels in hand and a dream to have Rattray Marsh and the community of Clarkson be a part of this historical event.

The staff and their clients alongside Credit Valley Conservation and Forests Ontario continue to work closely with Michaels to plant roots for future generations. It was an experience that connected people and the earth on both a local and global level. Official confirmation from Guinness World Records is expected in 6-8 weeks from the day of the world record attempt.

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