Planting a tree is a great way to help sequester carbon emissions. Through photosynthesis trees absorb carbon dioxide to produce oxygen and wood. Planting takes place in carefully choosen locations by The Icelandic Forest Service. All trees we plant are high quality cell grown one year old saplings.
Soil conservation and restoration activities have an important role in meeting the goals of the Climate Convention. Carbon dioxide (CO2), one of the main atmospheric greenhouse gases, is converted to organic matter by plants, which in turn is the foundation of land fertility and food production.
The climatic deterioration in the 16. – 19. centuries and volcanic eruptions speed up the processes. Wind and water removes the soil leaving nothing but rocks and gravel. About 60% of the original vegetation may have been lost. The remaining vegetation is extensively degenerated