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Import of Christmas Trees to be Banned in Iceland?

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Import of Christmas Trees to be Banned in Iceland?

Forest specialists suggest a suspension on the import of Christmas trees to Iceland after a new type of fungus was discovered in Denmark and Norway. Around 80 percent of Christmas trees sold in Iceland are imported.

christmastree01_goPhoto by Geír Ólafsson.

Specialists at the Icelandic Forestry Association say it is a matter of when and not whether the fungus is introduced to Iceland, Fréttablaðið reports.

Not much is known about the fungus yet but specialist Brynjar Skúlasson says it may have the potential to negatively impact forestry across the country.

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