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    An environmental group in southeastern Rhode Island is trying to break the world record for the most people simultaneously hugging trees.

    A member of the Rhode Island Tree Council tells WPRO-AM the group is trying to get at least 1,202 people to show up at Roger Williams Park on Saturday.

    They want to break a Guinness World Record set in South Korea.

    Rhode Island Tree Council technical adviser John Campanini says participants have to wrap their arms around a tree for a minute. More than one person can hug the same tree, but it must be large enough so they don't touch one another.

    Campanini says the event is intended to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day. 

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