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Celebrate Trees this Autumn

Posted on 5th Nov, 2009

Help Gardenmakers attempt a new Guinness World Record

A Big Moment In Time

Plant a Tree as part of National Tree Week, Tree O’Clock

Garden-makers are participating in an amazing one-off event organised by BBC Breathing Places, The Wildlife Trusts and the Woodland Trust along with many groups and individuals from across the UK in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most trees planted in one hour.

The event will happen on 5 December 11am-12noon.

Find out how you can take part at www.bbc.co.uk/breathingplaces/treeoclock

Even planting one tree in your garden can be counted as part of the record attempt so long as you register on the web site above. If that's not possible the site gives details of tree planting events taking place nationally.

The autumn colours have been spectacular this year and it's a good time to remember how valuable trees are as part of our landscape. However, time has not been kind to British woodland and the animals that live there. Urbanisation, roads and farming have all contributed to destroying massive areas of native British woodland. It's time to act now to undo this destruction and you can help. The Woodland Trust and The Royal Horticultural Society both have initiatives all over the country that encourage people either to plant a wood themselves on land they own or contribute practically to the planting up of managed new woodland sites.

So be inspired to get involved in National Tree Week – plant a tree!

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