Over the years, the relentless efforts of Zionist pioneers and subsequent generations bore fruit – quite literally! Large forests all over Israel became living testaments to the transformative power of afforestation, Zionist vision, and love of the Land. These lush green havens have helped combat soil erosion, provided habitats for diverse flora and fauna, and contributed to the preservation of biodiversity, slowing climate change, and making Israel a more habitatable place for all.
The greening of Israel not only had profound environmental implications but also became an integral part of the cultural identity of the nation. The Jewish National Fund/Keren Kayemet LeYisrael would become a beloved national institution, with its collection drives and tree-planting initiatives symbolizing Zionist hope, determination, and ingenuity.
Shokeda Forest in southern Israel today
To this day, KKL-JNF continues maintaining and developing Israel's forests, and planting new trees every year. It has become a popular tradition among Israelis and Jews around the world to donate to the organization in order to "sponsor" one's own tree somewhere in the Land of Israel.
And in honor of Tu BiShvat, known in Jewish tradition as the "New Year of the Trees," we're helping our customers plant their own trees in Israel!
Purchase your own tree directly through site, or get a FREE tree with any order of a $100+ through January 31. Read the full details of our offer here.
Celebrate Israel and its nature by shopping our special Tu BiShvat collection, Tree of Life-themed items, and other magnificent gifts from Israeli artists right on our site.