Science: Bundles for Iceland

The U.S. is sending not only marines but trees to Iceland. In the July Journal of Forestry, a young, husky, German-born Colorado forester, Jacob Jauch, tells how he has unofficially exported enough seed from Colorado's cork-bark firs and spruces to produce some 125,000 trees for Iceland's chief forester, Hakon Bjarnason.

Iceland is now nearly treeless. This is not entirely the climate's fault: its coasts, washed by the Gulf Stream, are warmer than the high country of Colorado, and its capital, Reykjavik, has about the same mean annual temperature as New York City. But while the island was a subject of various European...

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