Embracing Nature: Ghana Man Sets World Record by Hugging 1,123 Trees in an Hour

Abubakar Tahiru, a Ghana man studying forestry in Alabama, broke the world record for hugging the most trees in an hour. With a total of 1,123 trees hugged at Tuskegee National Forest, Tahiru's feat highlights the importance of environmental conservation.

Tahiru, 29, grew up in a farming community in Tepa, Ghana, sparking his interest in nature conservation. Pursuing a master's degree in forestry at Auburn University, he decided to attempt the world record for tree-hugging. The challenge required Tahiru to wrap both arms around each tree without causing any damage, moving quickly between each hug as no tree could be hugged more than once.


While fasting for Ramadan during the record attempt presented a challenge due to the physical exertion required, Tahiru found it to be helpful in ensuring an uninterrupted attempt from start to finish. Averaging 19 trees hugged per minute, he surpassed the minimum requirement of 700 trees to secure the record.

Tahiru's achievement not only sets a new world record but also raises awareness about the significance of trees and environmental conservation. His dedication to promoting environmental awareness through tree-hugging is commendable, as demonstrated by his impressive feat of embracing over a thousand trees in just one hour. With his record-breaking accomplishment, Tahiru inspires others to appreciate and protect the natural world around them.

Posted in Culture & Travel Other by Quynh Nguyen

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