The Icelandic Forestry Association, in collaboration with Lambhagi, will nominate a Norway spruce (Picea abies) at Elliðaárhólmi as the Tree of the Year 2019. A nomination ceremony will be held on Monday, October 14 at 13:30.
Dagur B. Eggertsson, mayor of Reykjavík and Jónatan Garðarsson, the chairman of the Icelandic Forestry Association will give an address, as well as a representative of the sponsor. Lára Rúnarsdóttir will perform music, a certificate will be presented to the city of Reykjavík, a sign marking the tree unveiled and the tree measured. Reykjavík Energy will offer coffee and kleinur for guests.
This is the first time that a Norway spruce has been nominated as the Tree of the Year.