Portland's Hoyt Arboretum and Treecology are organizing an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records' current record for the most people simultaneously hugging trees in one place at one time.

The standing record is 935 people in Minnesota, but with enough avid Portland tree-huggers in one place at one time, Portland could snatch the title. The whole country thinks of us as tree-huggers anyway—let's show 'em what super-star tree huggers we really are.

What: Attempt to break Guiness Book of World Records' tree-hugging record
When: Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 2 pm.
Where: Hoyt Arboretum near the intersection of Kingston and Knights Blvds (deets below)
How Much: Free, of course! But due to strict rules from the Guinness Book of World Records, pre-registration is required so the count is accurate.
The Plan: Gather in the Arboretum near the intersection of Kingston and Knights Blvds, uphill from the Vietnam War Memorial. Check-in begins at 2 pm and the humongous hug will take place around 3 pm. There will also be tree-related information booths, a climbing wall, and general arbor-related goofiness.

A portion of t-shirt sales will benefit Hoyt Arboretum Friends. Questions? Please contact [email protected].

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