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Congratulations to the tree huggers

Published on: Tuesday 17th December 2013

Congratulations to the tree huggers

We’d like to congratulate all the tree huggers who took part in a world record attempt.

Over 900 people joined the mass tree hug across 11 separate woods, storming the previous record of 702 set by the Forestry Commission in 2011.

However, it marginally missed out on breaking the record still pending by the State of Oregon, which counted 950 tree huggers.

This was a great effort from everyone who got involved and went along to their local woods, including Overtoun House near Dumbarton, one of 14 Commonwealth Woods, which saw a total of 22 people show some love for the trees.

Rory Syme, at the Woodland Trust Scotland, said:

“It was great fun to take part in this unusual event and we’re glad to have been a part of it. We are thrilled that we managed to beat the official World Record, however, to come so close to the unofficial record which is being submitted by Oregon is disappointing! Hopefully if we don’t manage to get the record this time, we can have another try at it in the future.”


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