… by planting a tree and become part of a Guinness World Record attempt at the same time! Not restricted to the UK, Saturday December 5th between 11am-12 noon is the time to plant your tree to participate in this record attempt.
To take part all you need to do is get a tree, plant your tree, take a photo and then email your photo. The image opposite is from a selection of fun posters available for downloading. This is not just a long term bird project.
Here, in the UK, if you haven’t already picked up a free sapling from your local garden centres its not too late… many are likely to be open late tonight for Christmas Shoppers. You can choose to plant other trees of your own choice and the BBC Breathing Places website has details there.
Celebrities here in the UK are mucking in too including Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly who says: “Grab your wellies, roll up your sleeves and come help us set a brand new Guinness World Record. Join us for Tree O’Clock on Saturday 5 December and help to make life leafier for all of us!”
Instead of the show catchphrase ‘Keeeeeeeeeeeeep Dancing’ for this Saturday let’s make it ‘Keeeeeeeeeeeep Planting’ 😀
I picked up my free sapling last week from a wooden crate outside Dobbies Garden World in Perth. To find other UK Garden Centres and stores with tree give-away schemes take a look through the extensive list here.
Other bloggers have been chatting about Tree O’Clock too so hopefully between us all we can pass the word around the world in time to really make this tree planting record count. I hope so.
Wishing you all a great weekend… be it tree planting, dancing or Christmas Shopping.