Afforestation in Israel

At KKL-JNF, we know the secrets of the forest. When we first started, our goal was to green Israel, and we planted large expanses of fast-growing conifers. For many years, KKL-JNF was synonymous with planted pine forests in Israel. As awareness on the importance of biodiversity grew, our approach to forestry changed. Today’s forests barely resemble those of the past – they are varied and open, providing a welcoming home to a broad range of plants and animals, and serve as wonderful recreation for all types of people.

Jerusalem Forest. Photo: Yossi Zamir, KKL-JNF Photo Archive

Forest Facts

Forest Facts

What do forests do for us?
What do we do for our forests?
Read on to find out more!

Managing and Studying Forests at KKL-JNF

Managing and Studying Forests at KKL-JNF

How does KKL-JNF work with trees to improve the environment in Israel? Read on!
 

National Master Plan for Forests

National Master Plan for Forests

A KKL-JNF policy document broadly reviewing afforestation plans in the sphere of planning and action in Israel, especially its effect on planning at the national and local levels. 
 

Turning the Desert Green

Turning the Desert Green

Learn about Yatir Forest, the largest man-made forest in Israel, and how it has impacted the surrounding desert area.
 

ARTICLE: Afforestation in Israel

ARTICLE: Afforestation in Israel

This article on afforestataion, co-authored by KKL-JNF forestry professionals, was published in Forestry for People, a book published by the UN in honor of the International Year of Forests, 2011. The article is found on pages 273-280 of the publication.