Branching out to champion group’s cause

Cody Hudson and Ryan Strickland will walk 100km to raise awareness of Men of the Trees.
Cody Hudson and Ryan Strickland will walk 100km to raise awareness of Men of the Trees.

The 24-year-old and his friend Ryan Strickland aim to depart Arena Joondalup at 8pm on June 13 and arrive at Mandurah Forum by 5pm the following day.

‘I want to raise awareness about Men of the Trees and the important work they do around Perth,’ Mr Hudson said.

Having started volunteering with Men of the Trees two years ago, Mr Hudson came up with the idea for the conservation group to attempt the world record of the most trees planted simultaneously.

The attempt will take place on July 25, to coincide with National Schools Tree Day, on a 60ha site at Whiteman Park and the group hopes to have 4000 people helping to plant 100,000 trees in one hour.

The current record of 99,103 plants was set in Ladakh, India, in October 2012.

‘I want to get people involved in environmental issues,’ Mr Hudson said.

‘I believe that people should be more concerned with how they treat the local environment.’

To take part in the world record attempt or donate, email paula@menofthetrees. com.au.