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Trees Uprooted, Stolen

Trees were uprooted and stolen from the hills in Sandgerði, in south-west Iceland reports.


Archive photo by ESA.

The woman who planted them says it is an annual occurrence.

Gunnhildur Ása Sigurðardóttir, the owner of the nursery Glitbrár in Sandgerði, has planted trees in the hills around Sandgerði for many years and says she is disappointed every year when she finds empty holes where up to 1.5-meter tall trees had stood.

Gunnhildur Ása planted three- to four-year-old trees last year. She set out to plant more trees on Monday but returned with the trees when she found that those planted last year had been removed.

“Every year I’m hugely disappointed when I see the empty holes where the trees stood up to 1.5 meters high,” says Gunnhildur Ása, who has tried to contribute towards reforestation with her efforts.


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