Calling all tree huggers: Come help break Guinness record

CLERMONT, Ky. (AP) – Officials at Bernheim Forest in central Kentucky are putting out a call to everyone: Come hug a tree in an effort to break a world record.

Dr. Mark Wourms, who is director at the arboretum and research forest in Clermont, told The News Enterprise that preregistration is open for the Bernheim Big Tree Hug Challenge on June 4. Officials are hoping to break the Guinness world record for the largest number of people hugging trees. He said it appears the current record is 1,200 people. Bernheim is hoping to get 3,000 participants.

Wourms said it would be a fun way to capture people’s attention and get them involved with planting and caring for trees.


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