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23-Year-Old Canadian Made World Record by Planting 23,060 Trees in 24 Hours

A 23-year-old tree planter from Quebec set a new world record by planting 23,060 trees in 24 hours. Antoine Moses, from Gaspé, says he can plant on average 16 trees per minute—about one tree every 3.75 seconds.  

“As soon as I passed that original record, I cheered up and hugged all the crew around me.” “I was stoked and happy, but not even 10 seconds after I just kept going,” Moses said.  

Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, the groundbreaking feat took place in a cut-block area about 100 kilometres south of High Level, Alberta.  

Moses says it was a collaborative effort. With the help of a six-person pit crew, he planted the equivalent of what a half-dozen individual tree planters would do in a day’s work.  

“I was like, ‘All right, what’s the next number I can hit—19K, 20K, 21K, and finally 23K?'” Moses said.  

The experienced tree planter says over the past seven years he has managed to plant his own forest, with more than 1.3 million trees throughout Canada.

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