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Storm Ruins 50 Trees in West Iceland

By Iceland Review

Around 50 trees in a small forest in Skorradalur valley, west Iceland, were snapped in half or uprooted when raging storms hit the region in the past few days. The trees were 14 to 16-meters-high and around 50 centimeters in diameter.

Gísli Baldur Henrýson, an employee of the Iceland Forest Service in Hvammur, discovered the damage when he turned up for work on Wednesday, Morgunbladid reports.

Henrýson said most of the trees had been planted in 1963 by students of the Agricultural School in Hvanneyri through an initiative by Director of Agriculture Jónas Jónsson.

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