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  •  Actually, (3+ / 0-)
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    Lujane, Zack from the SFV, lotlizard

    The biggest trees in the country are in the northeast.  For example...

    This is from öskjuhlíð, right in Reykjavík.  You can find more pics from the same area online.

    Iceland once was pretty forested -- humans and sheep have dramatically altered the country, however.  It would be interesting to see what Iceland looks like in 100 years, after the combination of reforestation efforts and the effects of the lupine on the soil.

    •  I loved the lupine fields (1+ / 0-)
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      lotlizard

         when I was in Iceland. Our tour leader/driver said that they imported an Alaskan species of lupine to improve the soil. Lupine is a nitrogen fixing plant so it is helpful as well as beautiful. Iceland did remind me a bit of Alaska, though without rednecks or mosquitos.

      Diehard Swingnut, disgruntled Democrat, age 53, new CA-30

      by Zack from the SFV on Sun Nov 27, 2011 at 12:42:03 AM PST

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