There is no parallel anywhere in the world to the tree planting undertaken by KKL-JNF. Hundreds of years of wars, neglect, and uncontrolled grazing made Israel a country devoid of shade or greenery. KKL-JNF plants forests country-wide, establishes parks and picnic sites, and nurtures the natural woodlands. The forest trees conserve the soil and prevent erosion as well as providing recreation and relaxation spots for Israel’s citizens.
The Book of Plantings is composed of three separate books: The Book of Gardens, the Book of Groves, and the Book of Forests. KKL-JNF presents each person inscribed in the Book of Plantings, as a partner in the tree-planting, with an impressive certificate.
In the hundred years since its inception, KKL-JNF has planted some 240 million trees over 900,000 dunams (some 220,000 acres) throughout the country. Twenty thousand dunams of forest, as well as green lungs around and within the towns are added each year. The volumes of the Book of Plantings are an expression of the partnership of the people in planting and caring for the forests.