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Garðabær Forestry Association: Annual General Meeting 2022

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The Garðabær Forestry Association will hold its Annual general meeting on March 28, starting at 20:00, at the Kirkjuhvoll congregation hall.

In addition to regular meeting activities Sigurður Þórðarson will give a presentation on „Eðaltré í görðum og skógi“ (Prime trees in gardens and forests).

Further information at:


Kópavogur Forestry Association: Annual General Meeting 2022

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The Kópavogur Forestry Association will hold its Annual General Meeting 2022 on March 29, starting at 20:00. The meeting is held at Guðmundarlundur, Leiðarendi 3. In addition to regular meeting activities Kristinn H. Þorsteinsson and Þröstur Magnússon will give a presentation called „Góður grunnur til að byggja á“ (Good foundation to build upon).



The Heiðmörk Run 2021

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The second Heiðmörk Run will be held on Saturday, September 25, in Heiðmörk.

The Run is organised by the Reykjavík Forestry Association in collaboration with Náttúruhlaup (Nature Run) and includes two distances, a 4 km Fun Run and the 12 km „Ríkishringur“.

Registration for the Run is at, as well as more information on it. See also the Reykjavík Forestry Association‘s website –

Hafnarfjörður Forestry Association Volunteer Day

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The Hafnarfjörður Forestry Association holds its annual Volunteer Day on Saturday, September 18, starting at 11. The meeting point is at Hamranes, near the model airfield just west of Hvaleyrarvatn. Plants and tools on site.  The Forestry Association will offer refreshment at around 13 o’clock, after the planting. Everyone welcome!

For more information call Árni (849-6846) or Steinar (894-1268).

Tree of the Year 2021

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The Icelandic Forestry Association, in collaboration with Lambhagi, will nominate a bird cherry (Prunus padus) located in the old plant nursery site by Rauðavatn in Reykjavík as the Tree of the Year 2021, in a formal ceremony on Wednesday, August 25th at 16:00.


  1. Start of ceremony

Music: Erna Ómarsdóttir and Rakel Björt Helgadóttir

  1. Address – Jónatan Garðarsson, chairman of the Icelandic Forestry Association
  2. Presentation of certificate. Dagur B. Eggertsson, the mayor of Reykjavík, will receive it
  3. Address – Jóhannes Benediktsson, chairman of the Reykjavík Forestry Association
  4. Measurements of the tree
  5. Refreshments sponsored by Lambhagi

Everyone welcome!

The IFA nominates a specific tree as Tree of the Year. The nomination is intended to highlight the good work done in Iceland in the cultivation of trees and forests and point out the cultural, environmental and historical value of trees.

Arion bank renews its support for the Icelandic Forestry Association

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Arion bank and the Icelandic Forestry Association recently signed a contract regarding the banks’ continued support of the Association. The three-year grant will be used for the Skógarvist project which is intended to encourage outdoor recreation and improved public health. The grant will also help with the implementation of the Avenza app, used to manage forestry mapping digitally and thereby provide a better overview of the expansion of new forests and their sequestration.

Arion bank has supported the Icelandic Forestry Association for years and has a history of it dating back to when the bank was Búnaðarbanki Íslands. As a side note, the annual General meeting of the Icelandic Forestry Association will be held at the bank’s meeting room at Borgartún 19, but due to Covid-19 it was not possible to hold the meeting in its traditional format.

Arion bank has set itself ambitious goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and is working with the Iceland Carbon Fund to help offset the rest. The Iceland Carbon Fund planted around 4.700 trees to offset the bank’s emission for 2020 from its operations, i.e. housing, vehicles, air travel and taxis, waste and the travel of employees to and from work.

Brynjólfur Jónsson, director of the Icelandic Forestry Association, Hlédís Sigurðardóttir, project manager for social responsibility and Anna Sigríður Kristjánsdóttir, assistant to the CEO, at the contract signing.