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Tree of the Year Announced

This year’s Tree of the Year award has gone to a grey poplar (Populus x canescens) located in Akureyri.

tree_of_the_year_2012_facebPhoto by Einar Gunnarsson. Source: The Facebook page of the Icelandic Forestry Association.

While common in Europe and elsewhere, the grey poplar is rare in Iceland, reports.

The winning tree is 13.55 meters tall and was planted in the mid-1930s.

The Icelandic Forestry Association selects a beautiful or unique tree to be recognized each year. The initiative is aimed at raising awareness of the forestation work carried out around the country and of the cultural value of trees.

The award was presented at a ceremony on Sunday.


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