Barlow Nurseries

Growers of trees, shrubs and hardy herbaceous perennial garden plants near Newport, Shropshire

It’s Tree Time!

You wanna be a record breaker ?

You wanna be a record breaker ?

Don’t blame us, it’s the BBC’s pun.

‘Tree Time’ is actually the hour between 11am and midday on December 5th, when the BBC are hoping to establish a world record by getting 1,000,000 trees planted in 60 minutes. The current world tree planting record is held by the Phillipines  where over half a million people planted 653,000 trees on 25 August 2006.

The BBC has recruited members of the Horticultural Trades Association to help promote the event, and distribute some of the tree seedlings that they have to give away to help hit the target.

We’re very happy to be playing our part in this, and have a limited number of free tree seedlings available for anyone who wants to contribute to the record attempt (and of course, to the environment!).

All you have to do is formally commit to planting a tree on the BBC breathing places website and then e-mail them a photo of you doing so (with the time and date correctly set on your camera – the boys at Guinness need hard evidence to verify the record!). Then watch the press to see if the record has been broken!

The free seedlings available are Hazel, Field Maple, Cherry, Rowan, Hawthorn, and Silver Birch, and around 12 – 18 inches tall. If you prefer to source your own tree(s), of whatever size, that can still be counted towards the record attempt.

The free seedlings are available now – first come first served, one seedling per family – so if you want to take part call in to the nursery as soon as you can.

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