Mr. Jon Gnarr, the mayor of Reykjavik, cut down a tree just outside of Oslo, Norway, yesterday. It is a tradition that Oslo gives the citizens of Reykjavik a Christmas tree, that is placed downtown Reykjavik during the holidays. The tree will be lit on December 1st.
The tree that was chosen was 42 years old. On Reykjavik's city website it is stated that this tree was chosen 10 years ago and has since then been taken special care of by the forestry employees.
The tree is 18 meters high but only the top 12 meters will fit in the container that will move the tree to Iceland. The people present, when the tree was cut down, received a 'piece' of the tree.