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Breaking a world record for planting trees.

Today, at 1, we and the folks from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative are trying to break a world record for the most trees planted in one hour.  We're one of 30 crews across the US and Canada who are trying to break this record.  We'll each get 50 trees and need to get them in the ground before the hour is over.  It's doable, though the soil up here at this old strip mine in Moshannon State Forest is hard as a rock!  Might take a bit of elbow grease to get them all in the ground by the time limit.  Wish me luck!

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Edit: Final tally- 45 planters - 3957!</p>

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singeaddams May 21st, 2015
Planting over a strip mine? Good for you! What kind of trees are they?

elasg May 22nd, 2015
Yep, it was once a strip mine and then for a while, a dump. The site has been being planted on for many years and this go round it was white spruce and white pine, which will both do fine on this site. Hopefully they got some rain today though - the soil on that hill was powder dry and hard as iron!

singeaddams May 22nd, 2015
Reclaimed land, I love it.

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