Today, there are over 200 million trees in Israel – forests of pine, tamarisk, carob and eucalyptus. Wildflowers and medicinal plants grow in profusion. Fruit trees bloom from January to April. In the south, acacia trees and the prickly sabra cactus suck moisture from the desert.
What are the most common trees in Israel?
The most common species found include Jerusalem Pine (Pinus halepensis), Mediterranean Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Olive Tree (Olea europaea) and Red River Gum (Eucalyptus camadulensis).
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How much does it cost to buy a tree in Israel?
As a JNF Tree Bank Account holder, you can plant trees in Israel for just $15 per tree.
How much is it to donate a tree in Israel?
This certificate can be ordered when making a donation of $500-$4,999. For the cost of $1,800, a permanent inscription with the name of the departed will be etched on the JNF Wall of Eternal Life, located in American Independence Park over looking the hills of Jerusalem.
When did Israel start planting trees?
From the turn of the twentieth century a huge amount of work has gone into planting trees and turning the land green. Since 1900 roughly 250,000,000 trees have been planted across Israel and it is the only county in the world that ended the 20th century with more trees than it had in 1900.