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This is a student video guide for an interesting short video by National Geographic. It covers the the extent to which Iceland's deforestation issue has escalated and gives insight into the causes and attempted solutions.
2. Grazing and soil erosion
3. Climate change impact on vegetation
4. The use of exotic tree species as a preference over native species
5. Seedling and genetic breeding
The video is about 6 minutes and the guide is 2 pages long in PDF. The video link is hyperlinked for quick access. The guide includes both short answer questions and an essay question.
"Within a few centuries, almost all of the island’s trees were slashed and burned to make room for farming. This rapid deforestation has resulted in massive soil erosion that puts the island at risk for desertification. Today, the Icelandic Forest Service has taken on the mammoth task of bringing back the woodlands. With the help of forestry societies and forest farmers, Iceland’s trees are slowly beginning to make a comeback. Watch this short film by Euforgen to learn more about how their efforts are working to benefit Iceland's economy and ecology through forestry. "