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Cutting of Christmas trees delayed

Due to cold temperatures this weekend, the state run forestry service has delayed its tree-cutting in Hallormsstadur forest in east Iceland.

The frost makes the branches so fragile that they break off while the trees are being cut down and transported. Fréttabladid reports.

Workers at the forestry had already begun cutting down trees for decorating streets and squares in towns and cities in Iceland this Christmas.

Typically about 150 three to 17 m high trees are cut every year for outdoor decoration in public places, which is its main source of income.

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