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Domtar supports world record tree planting attempt

A tree planter with Brinkman and Associates works his row at a furious pace as a part of a world record tree planting attempt coordinated by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative last week in the Wabigoon Forest. The attempt involved multiple groups of planters working in concert to properly plant the most trees in one hour. For more see page 3. Photo by Bonny Skene

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Tree planters working on the Wabigoon Forest made a huge contribution towards a Guinness World Record for the most trees planted in 1 hour simultaneously in multiple locations by groups of 25 to 100.

“We appreciate the effort by the tree planters of Brinkman and Associates Reforestation, working with us to put forward a significant contribution to this Guinness World Record attempt,” said Bonny Skene, Regional Public Affairs Manager at Domtar. “The future of our forests depends on the actions we take today— to ensure that the working forests in our region remain healthy and productive for generations to come.”

The team of 25 tree planters safely planted just over 10,000 trees in 60 minutes.

The attempt involved teams from across North America was coordinated by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®). Results of all participating groups will be combined and the total will be verified by Guinness in the coming weeks.

A team of tree planters with Brinkman and Associates celebrate a world record planting attempt last week in the Wabigoon Forest. Photo by Bonny Skene

 

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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