Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Bringing back the forests to Iceland after 1,000 years

The landscape of Iceland has changed a lot in a thousand years. When the Vikings first arrived in the ninth century, the land was covered in 25 to 40 percent forest.
Within a few centuries, almost all of the island’s trees were slashed and burned to make room for farming. This rapid deforestation has resulted in massive soil erosion that puts the island at risk for desertification.

Today, the Icelandic Forest Service has taken on the mammoth task of bringing back the woodlands. With the help of forestry societies and forest farmers, Iceland’s trees are slowly beginning to make a comeback. Watch this short film by Euforgen to learn more about how their efforts are working to benefit Iceland's economy and ecology through forestry.


  1. I do so hope a lot of readers view this video and tell others .
    It seems like more people is beginning to pay attention to their surrounding and we are getting notice .
    I read Man's post , I told him it was so sweet , but he didn't have to tell the world about Dad's farts .
    Man said mama , daddy said all men fart that why ladies love us , but the men have to be over 60 before they start farting .
    Dad told Man that was gas leaking . Man is excited because they elected him to be the captain of Jenny Knights.
    You got one handsome boy ... left you a note on WAG .
    Gil has the patience of JOB he say with man and let him type his own post .
    Love Witchy

  2. Man's post had me laughing and in tears. What a wonderful kid. He said all the right things to make people read it and get the message that a nine year old is better informed than they are. And he is determined to save the Earth. Bless him. Lovely image too.
    Yes I got me a handsome boy and I told him you said so. hahahaha!
    Love Shadow


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