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Domtar Helps Set Guinness World Record for Most Trees Planted

Domtar Guinness World Record for Tree Planting

Tree planters from Domtar’s Dryden operation took part in a world-record effort this year. They set a Guinness World Record for most trees planted in one hour simultaneously by groups of 25 to 100 people.

Through our reforestation contractor, Brinkman & Associates Reforestation, Domtar supported the endeavor with a team of 25 tree planters working on the Wabigoon Sustainable Forest Licence in northwestern Ontario.

“It’s a bluebird day,” said Holly Aggas of Domtar’s forestlands group. “It just doesn’t get much better for tree planting. The sun is shining, a warm breeze will keep the mosquitoes at bay and this team is ready to go.”

“We are going to crush this!” another of those planters said.

And they did. The group safely planted more than 10,000 trees in just 60 minutes on May 20, 2015, adding their total to those of other groups across North America.

All told, 29 teams supported the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) in the effort, planting 202,935 trees in one hour across North America. The world record was certified in September.

“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. “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.”

Learn more about Domtar’s efforts on the Sustainable Forestry Initiative website.