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2019 – Norway spruce (Picea abies) in Elliðaárhólmi, SW-Iceland

Með júlí 19, 2022ágúst 9th, 2022English

The Tree of the Year 2019 is a Norway spruce located in Elliðaárhólmi in Reykjavík and is the first Norway spruce to be nominated as Tree of the Year. The tree was planted around 1975 and has thrived, but it has a particularly good shape, most likely because it was mostly surrounded by birch trees and thus got plenty of light growing up. The tree was measured after the nomination ceremony and turned out to be 12,2 m in height, with a trunk radius of 23,7 cm at chest height.

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An article (in Icelandic) from Skógræktarritið – The Journal of the Icelandic Forestry Association about the tree (here).