Trees in KKL-JNF Forests

Forests and parks were not always part of Israel's landscape. Swathes of land had long been denuded of trees and forests. Then came the early Zionist pioneers...


 
KKL-JNF has planted over 240,000,000 trees on an area of about 247,000 acres. Today, KKL-JNF is the only organization in Israel that is responsible for afforestation, as stipulated in the covenant signed between KKL-JNF and the state of Israel.
 
KKL-JNF plants a variety of trees in Israel's forests – conifers, deciduous trees and fruit trees. Some of the trees are indigenous to this region and some are species that were brought to Israel from other countries.

A Tree of Israel for Every Month

A Tree of Israel for Every Month

Introducing the world of KKL-JNF forest trees! Each month, we will focus on a single species that typifies the season, and present some fun facts, legends and traditions associated with it.

The National Tree of Israel

The National Tree of Israel

The Eurasian Hoopoe was chosen as the national bird; the Gazelle as the national animal; the Anemone as the national flower; and in early 2021, the Olive was elected as Israel's national tree!