Israel marks 2 years since worst ever forest fire

Tuesday, December 04, 2012 |  Israel Today Staff

Israel this week marked the two year anniversary of the Carmel Forest fire that took 44 lives and destroyed over 12,000 acres of lush forests in the Western Galilee region.

The fire was started as the result of an accident, but the consequences were enormous. The effected areas in the Carmel Mountains remain largely barren to this day.

Israel Today staff were in the Carmel earlier this year and were surprised by how desolate the area remains two years after the tragic inferno.

But there is tireless work taking place to restore the Carmel Forest. Many organizations have and continue to contribute to the replanting of Israel's mightiest forest, and Israel Today is proud to be counted among their number.

It will still take years of clean-up, planting and cultivating until the Carmel Forest is fully restored, but it is a mission Israel knows must be successful.

If you would like to take part in this mission, head over to our online store and plant a tree in Israel.

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