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Iceland is regrowing its lost forests

Yes, Iceland used to be a lush green place, but that was before Vikings cut down its forests. Here is how the country is bringing them back. 🌲

07/23/2019 3:45 PMupdated: 07/23/2019 6:02 PM
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  • Sue H.
    07/23/2019 15:55

    That is a great news restore the forest back. 👍👍👍😊

  • Rosina G.
    07/23/2019 15:57

    Well done Iceland

  • Claudia B.
    07/23/2019 15:59

    Like in our times, it is about deforestation..... Then???? "STOPP IT"

  • Marie M.
    07/23/2019 16:07

    well done

  • Victor A.
    07/23/2019 16:15

    Very well done I hope other countries will follow their Lead

  • Juan C.
    07/23/2019 16:25

    When you start getting the mindset of planting all the seeds from all the fruits that you eat, it is the day you will start fulfilling the purpose humans were put on this planet for. With that sort of mindset, you can only start moving forward.

  • عائشة س.
    07/23/2019 16:29

    Will done

  • Raymundo S.
    07/23/2019 16:47

    fuck thor

  • Cristina M.
    07/23/2019 18:29

    Thanks!!! ♥️♥️♥️

  • Santiago M.
    07/23/2019 19:26

    Wonderful 👏👏👏👏

  • Lisa B.
    07/23/2019 19:32

    That's great!

  • Paul D.
    07/23/2019 19:57

    Don't tell me... they're planting 'Vikings'.... the ultimate reparation:-)

  • Fred H.
    07/23/2019 20:35

    The growing season there is short. It will take a very long time for the new planting to develop into mature forest. As bad as the ecological destruction of Iceland was, it pales compared to the irreparable damage done to the Americas.

  • Emil G.
    07/23/2019 22:18

    Use drones to replant! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dAq7e4EyJs

  • Kim L.
    07/23/2019 22:34

    Just gotta love Iceland!! :)

  • Jeff T.
    07/23/2019 22:34

    Glad to see they are diversifying the plantings. Not following the US model of monoculture “pines in lines.”

  • David A.
    07/23/2019 23:41

    ccc

  • Patricia D.
    07/24/2019 01:15

    Well its so cold there no wonder why they cut down so many trees in order to keep warm and now we have alternative resources and need to plant and conserve the trees

  • Mark W.
    07/24/2019 04:39

    God damn Vikings.

  • Brent S.
    07/24/2019 04:43

    So a thousand years ago it was lush and green and they raised livestock. So now they need to fight climate change in this cold climate. How ironic. Putting carbon into the soil is a great way to produce a lot of CO2.