CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Attention, tree-huggers. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wants you.
The arboretum hopes more than 700 people will turn out Friday at its Pillsbury Shade Tree Exhibit to break the world record for the largest tree hug.READ MORE: Minnesota Co-Ops To Vote On North Dakota Power Plant Sale, ND Gov. Says It's A 'Huge Sigh Of Relief' For Plant, Communities
The record was set in 2011 by a group of 702 people in the Delamere Forest of Cheshire in the United Kingdom.READ MORE: Man Gets 18 Months In Prison For Assaulting Postal Employee In Oakdale
The arboretum hopes to break that record in honor of National Public Gardens Day. The annual event celebrates North America’s more than 500 public gardens, like the arboretum.
Tree-huggers also will get free admission to the arboretum’s 1,100 acres of gardens and natural landscapes.MORE NEWS: In Latest Round Of Bonuses, Target Giving $200 To Frontline Team Members
(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)