Why Are There No Trees in Iceland? Materials: Archival art print Available sizes: 19 x 8.5 inches _______________________
About the Work: What do you do when you get lost in an Icelandic forest? Stand up.
When the Viking settlers landed in Iceland, birch trees were prevalent; but much of the wood was used in early building and farming. Since the early 20th century, the Iceland Forest Service has been working on country reforestation with spruce, pine, and larch trees as well as native birch. By 2100, the country aims to increase its forest cover from 2 percent to 12 percent.