Students set record for hugging trees Nepalese students hug trees during a mass tree hugging on the World Environment Day on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal
Students set record for hugging trees
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They hope it was the largest tree hug ever.

More than 2,000 people, mostly students, celebrated World Environment Day this week. They were in Nepal's capital, Katmandu.

All wanted to focus on the importance of trees.

The Guinness World Record for most people hugging trees at the same time is 936. That was in Portland, Oregon, last July. In Katmandu, they held trees for two minutes. Volunteers beat drums at the National Martyrs and Peace Park.

After it receives proper proof, Guinness will decide whether to recognize this week's event as a record.

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COMMENTS (5)
  • sanwcaleb
    6/06/2014 - 02:13 p.m.

    This article is about a Guinness World record for huging a tree. The record was set because they were celibrate the improtance of trees.

  • MylesW-1
    6/06/2014 - 08:58 p.m.

    This article is about how during the World Environment Day more than 2,000 people in Nepal's capitol Katmandu all wanted to focus on the importance of trees. In the Guinness World Record for the most people hugging trees at the same time is 936 which was at Portland Oregon. In Nepal they held the trees for two minutes. They are just waiting and seeing if the Guinness will decide whether to recognize the weeks event as a record.I think that this is super cool that the kids are doing this.

  • mc30police
    6/10/2014 - 12:56 p.m.

    How could that many people just hug trees? I know nature is important but thats a little outrageous to have 2,000 police hug trees.

  • Ashley0207-yyca
    6/11/2014 - 03:52 p.m.

    Wow I wish I could set a record like that! I felt very amazed because I never notice that the United States would set a record like that!

  • Jason0421-YYCA
    7/29/2014 - 01:45 p.m.

    REBUTTAL:
    I disagree with you because you didn't write a single thing about the article. All you wrote was that you can't believe that United States made a record. I think that you didn't read the article because you wrote nothing specific. You didn't write a single thing about people hugging trees, the organization that hugged the trees, and also nothing about how the people cared for tress.

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