BBC teams up with Guinness World Records to launch tree-planting record bid, Tree O'Clock

The BBC has teamed up with Guinness World Records for Tree O'Clock, a nationwide challenge to plant more than 653,143 trees within a single hour -- 11am to 12 noon on Saturday 5 December.

Cheviot Trees in the Scottish Borders and Alba Trees in East Lothian are each supplying 150,000 trees to garden centres and DIY stores. The remaining trees for the bid to plant 680,000 trees will come from existing campaigns from organisations during National Tree Week (26 November – 7 December). A world record bid to plant 20,000 trees in one place is also planned. The whips will go out to around 1,000 HTA retail members and DIY stores.

The promotion launches on BBC2's Autumnwatch on 20 November.

Trees include rowan, birch, cherry, field maple and hawthorn.

See www.bbc.co.uk/treeoclock or www.plantforlife.info/treeoclock.

 

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