An interesting symbiosis of lupine and birch can be seen on Graystone Heath, a badly eroded site just south of the town of Húsavík, North-Iceland. Where the two species are growing separately, both are struggling to survive. Where they are growing together, on the other hand, they are thriving.
A new Report, Forest Reference Level 2021-2025: Iceland, has been issued by the Icelandic Forest Service. This report is in accordance with Decision of the European Economic Area Joint Committee, No 269/2019 of 25 October 2019 which is in accordance with Article 8 of European Union Regulation No 2018/841, as incorporated into the EEA Agreement.
On the 16th of September, the Nordic collaboration within forests turns 50 years! You are invited to participate in a digital celebration with historical flashbacks, research findings and of course a birthday toast!
A severe insect pest epidemic may have changed the susceptibility of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) in Iceland to the pine woolly aphid. This could be the result of extreme selection pressure during the 1950s and 1960s, when the aphid damaged and killed the vast majority of Scots pines planted in Iceland.
At NordGen Forest’s conference in Iceland, the theme of the year concerns early detection and mitigation of invasive pests and diseases in the Nordic forests. The interest is massive.