Forestry and Ecology News

Monday, August 15, 2011 10:14 AM


"I see lots of indigenous trees sprouting up everywhere, they are forest of the future," said KKL-JNF Carmel Forester Micha Silko.

Thursday, June 02, 2011 10:14 AM


Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and a former minister in the government of Tanzania, met last Sunday with David Brand, KKL-JNF Head Forester.  Prior to her visit to Israel, the Deputy Secretary-General had asked KKL-JNF to plant 18 trees in the burnt Carmel Forest on her behalf and on behalf of the United Nations.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:14 AM

Carmel Forest Rehabilitation Continues

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:14 AM


"Fires do not distinguish between one person and another. During the terrible fire that raged here in the Carmel Forest, representatives from twenty different countries came to Israel to help us, including firefighters from the Palestinian Authority, and there was a powerful sense of solidarity."

Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:14 AM

Emunah Forest Campaign – Basel Youth for Israel

Tuesday, March 08, 2011 10:14 AM

In a program led by KKL-JNF, over five thousand people have already volunteered in the rehabilitation of the Carmel forest, helping to put in place measures designed to prevent future fires, and an additional five thousand volunteers are wait-listed for the coming months.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011 10:14 AM


Among the many groups of volunteers from Israel and abroad that have been participating in Carmel Forest rehabilitation after the terrible December fire, we met a group of six Canadian students who came to Israel for a week of working and visiting KKL-JNF sites throughout the country.

Monday, February 28, 2011 10:14 AM

On Monday, February 21, a group of sixth-graders from the Solomon Shechter School of Montreal, Canada, visited the Carmel Forest. The children raised $10,000 for the Carmel rehabilitation campaign, and their visit to Israel was an opportunity for them to see the Carmel and to learn about KKL-JNF's restoration efforts.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:14 AM


Members of the Japanese-based Makuya movement from both Japan and the United States visited the Carmel Forest on Monday, February 21, where they planted a symbolic tree and paid their respects to the people who were killed in the Carmel fire. The Makuya, Christians who are staunch supporters of Israel and the Jewish people, gave a substantial contribution to KKL-JNF for the Carmel rehabilitation campaign.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:14 AM

The first flowers of the season can now be seen covering the slopes of Mount Carmel, reminding us once more of nature’s enduring capacity for renewal, even after a major forest fire. These first blooms from the scorched earth have emerged from bulbs and tubers buried deep in the ground, where they have remained secure and untouched by the flames. Cyclamen, narcissi and sea squills peep out from among the trees in both burned and undamaged areas, and in some parts of the woodland grassy plants are already struggling back to life.

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