Thursday, December 06, 2012 2:05 PM
In keeping with its annual tradition, KKL-JNF will once again be distributing Christmas trees to local churches, monasteries, convents, embassies, foreign journalists and the general public as the holiday approaches.
Family taking home Christmas tree. Photo: KKL-JNF Photo Archive
Distribution will take place in central and northern Israel, in accordance with lists provided by the Ministry of the Interior, the Municipality of Jerusalem and other bodies. Private individuals, too, can buy a tree for the token sum of 80 NIS.
KKL-JNF foresters grow Arizona cypresses, which have been selected as the variety best suited to serve as attractive Christmas trees, in a special plot adjacent to the KKL-JNF offices in Givat Yishayahu in central Israel. The trees are brought over from KKL-JNF’s Eshtaol nursery as year-old saplings, and are carefully tended
for another two years until they grow to a height of around two meters.
In northern Israel, KKL-JNF foresters grow plots of Arizona cypress in a variety of forests. As Christmas approaches, the foresters thin out the crowded woodlands
and sell the trees to the general public for a token sum. This prevents illegal felling of the trees and allows people to enjoy the festive presence of a Christmas tree. Distribution in Central Israel
Arizona cypresses for Christmas trees growing in KKL-JNF forests. Photo: KKL-JNF Photo Archive
In the central region, KKL-JNF foresters will distribute trees in the cypress grove adjacent to the KKL-JNF offices in Givat Yishayahu.
Distribution will take place on Monday, December 17th, from 8.30 until 15:30.
Those interested should contact Yossi Sherwani to arrange collection:
Tel: 02-9969224 (land line);
or 050-7774114 (mobile).
How to find us:
From Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, follow Route 38 through Beit Shemesh and HaEla Junction. About two kilometers south of HaEla junction, turn left to the KKL-JNF offices, as directed by the signs.
Distribution in Northern Israel
Northern distribution of Christmas trees will take place from December 10th at the following addresses. Please coordinate your arrival ahead of time.
1. Nazareth – Hisham Abu Ras – 050-8235178
2. Ras El E'ain (Wadi Salama) – Rimon Nikola – 057-3570663