Restoring the Land: Announcing the 'Israel Today Forest'

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 |  Ryan Jones

There are many stories of tragedy and woe coming out of the Carmel forest disaster. But the one that is going to effect Israel the longest is the loss of a major national forest.

Experts predict that it will take about 40 years before 12,000 acres that were torched are rehabilitated. Not only has the fire destroyed a once lush landscape, but the loss of five million trees has caused serious ecological damage to the area.

Together with the Jewish National Fund, Israel Today is preparing to do its part to help restore this beautiful portion of the Land of Israel by planting the “Israel Today Forest.”

We want to invite all of you to partner with us in this endeavor.

The Israel Today Forest will be made up of 3,000 trees, and will be clearly marked so that all who contribute toward this effort will one day be able to visit the very trees they helped plant in Israel’s time of need.

A large stone engraving placed in front of the forest will tell all Israelis that it was planted by the readers of Israel Today Magazine.

This is a limited offer, as the area set aside for the Israel Today Forest not accommodate more than 3,000 trees, so act now to be part of this important effort to restore the land.

Visit our Jerusalem Depot online store to buy your tree in the Israel Today Forest

* Please note that the land of the Carmel forest reserve is still scorched, and the authorities have determined that it must be allowed to lie fallow for one year before replanting efforts begin. As such, the Israel Today Forest will be planted toward the start of 2012.

** Photo by Biella Koch

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