Did you know? Israel's forests are not indigenous. Most of the trees in the Holy Land have been planted by human hands.
FACT: Going into the 21st century, Israel is one of only two countries that has increased its quota of trees.
Groups of Jews from Latin America plant trees in Israel, after visiting the sites where their people were murdered during the Holocaust in Poland. First they saw how the Nazis tried to destroy the life of the Jewish people, and then they flew to Israel to plant trees and celebrate Israel Independence Day with crowds of Israelis.
Trees are the silent heroes of nature. They provide food, medicines, oxygen, shade, a home for birds and animals, and more. But trees were created not just for their many practical uses; they also provide fascinating spiritual lessons. There are countless scriptures about trees and their relationship to the Jewish people. Listed below are a few trees mentioned in the Bible.