Canadian plants more than 25,000 trees in 24 hours
A 23-year-old Canadian man now owns the world’s record for the most trees planted in a single day.
Canadian Antoine Moses planted 23,060 trees in 24 hours, as per Guinness World Records.
"I've always enjoyed pushing my limits," Moses said as quoted by City News. The previous world record, achieved in 2001, was 15,170 trees.
Moses was planting a tree every 3.5 seconds. "It goes around 16 trees a minute," he added.
An amateur athlete who has run many marathons and is training for an upcoming Ironman, Moses says he sees tree planting as a sport. He also stated that his motivation for doing this sprang from a longtime desire to keep the record, as well as the remembrance of someone close to him.
"I lost a friend of mine... and I kind of did that for her," he said.
Moses has planted nearly a million trees across Canada to date. Every year, roughly 6,500 tree planters in Canada plant approximately 600 million trees.