The Two Tallest Trees In Iceland

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The Two Tallest Trees In Iceland

Post by PAwildernessadvocate » Sat May 02, 2020 10:42 pm

Apparently the two tallest trees in Iceland are both Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis), and located near a small village called Kirkjubæjarklaustur in south central Iceland. They were both planted in 1949.

In August of 2018, the tallest of the two was measured at 28.36 meters in height and 46.8 cm dbh. The next tallest (but actually the one with greater overall volume) was measured at 27.36 meters in height and 64.5 cm dbh.

See: https://www.skogur.is/is/um-skograektina/frettir-og-vidburdir/frettir-og-pistlar/30-metra-tre-2021

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So, now you know where to go if any one of us ever make a trip to Iceland!


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