Hug a Tree at Hoyt!
By Jesse Batty
When was the last time that you hugged a tree? Whether you’re a daily tree hugger or it’s been awhile, this summer you will get your chance!
Hoyt Arboretum and Treecology are organizing an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most people simultaneously hugging trees in one place at one time. The goal is to bring 1,000 people together on July 20 so all 1,000 can hug their trees at 2:00 pm.
The hug will take place at 2:00 pm at Hoyt Arboretum on July 20, 2013. Please consider public transportation to Hoyt. Due to strict rules from Guiness World Records, we need you to pre-register for this event so our count is accurate. SIGN UP HERE: Hug A Tree At Hoyt – Portland’s World Record Tree Hug.
Timber Joey & Friends of Trees’ Garry Oak will be on hand to help hug. Need any further incentives? All tree hug participants will receive a coupon for a complimentary beverage from one of several participating local breweries.
Let’s do this Portland!
– Batty is a Neighborhood Trees Senior Specialist at Friends of Trees.