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Tree-Planting World Record Set in Philippines

27 Feb

Philippine environmentalists planted 64,096 trees in 15 minutes thus setting a world record for the most trees planted simultaneously. This was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records that everything was accurate and correct. The effort beat the previous Guinness world record of 50,033 trees planted in India last year.

Nearly 7,000 people helped in the mass planting of saplings in denuded forest and grassland in the eastern province of Camarines Sur on Wednesday.

This marked the start of the provincial government-backed reforestation program to plant 12 million trees in the logged forests of Camarines Sur by next year.

The planting, on government-owned land, is intended to stop erosion and restore watersheds.

The forests of the Philippines are among the 10 most endangered in the world, according to global environment group Conservation International.

I hope that this honor earned by the people of Camarines Sur will motivate other provinces to follow suit.

 
8 Comments

Posted by on 02/27/2011 in Global News, Phil. News

 

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8 responses to “Tree-Planting World Record Set in Philippines

  1. Jo

    02/27/2011 at 2:07 pm

    I am so proud of those Filipinos volunteering to replace the trees that disappeared because of illegal logging by greedy capitalists.

     
  2. Greenbeee

    02/28/2011 at 6:58 am

    Wow, this is a great start for the Filipinos. I sure hope that they keep it up.

     
  3. byebyebirdie

    02/28/2011 at 7:35 pm

    Ang magtanim ay di-biro. Maghapong nakaupo, magkahapong nakatayo.

     
    • USpinay

      02/28/2011 at 7:44 pm

      You got the lyrics wrong. This is how it goes…

      Magtanim ay di biro,
      Maghapong nakayuko
      Di naman makatayo,
      Di naman makaupo.

      Sa umaga pagkagising
      Ay agad iisipin
      Kung saan may patanim
      May masarap na pagkain.

      Bisig ko’y namamanhid
      Baywang ko’y nangangawit,
      Binti ko’y namimitig
      Sa pagkababad sa tubig.

      Koro:

      Halina, halina, mga kaliyag,
      Tayo’y magsipag-unat-unat,
      Magpanibago tayo ng lakas
      Para sa araw ng bukas.

       
      • Kulas

        02/28/2011 at 10:16 pm

        Woohhhh! I didn’t know that song is that long. I only knew the first 4lines.

         
  4. Chloe

    02/28/2011 at 7:37 pm

    Did they mention what kind of trees they planted? I hope it’s not marijuana.

     
    • Dopey

      02/28/2011 at 10:09 pm

      Lol! That was a good one.

       
  5. Juan Tamad

    03/02/2011 at 9:57 am

    Don’t count me in. I’m too busy sleeping and eating. No planting for me.

     

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