Christmas Trees from KKL-JNF Forests - December 2015

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 Tania Susskind

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.

Each KKL-JNF forest is divided into 'stands' of trees, identified according to the date of planting, tree type and growth rate.

The trees used for Christmas trees are Arizona cypresses. 

As Christmas approaches, the Arizona cypress plots will undergo their first thinning, making many beautiful, high quality young cypress trees available to the public for a token sum, for use as Christmas trees. 

Christmas tree distribution 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: Tania Susskind

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 Wednesday, December 16th,  and Thursday, December 17th, from 9:00 - 14:00. 

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 at the following addresses. Please coordinate your arrival ahead of time.

1. Nazareth: Next to the KKL-JNF offices, which are located next to the Northern District Police Station. Distribution every day from December 10, 10:00 - 16:00   
Contact Hisham Abu Ras – 050-8235178

2. Shfar'am: At the Shfar'am tree nursery, which is located between the I'billin Junction and the Gil'am Interchange. Distribution every day from December 9, 8:00 - 18:00 
Contact Hayl Hasson– 04-9860582 / 052-8509181

Merry Christmas!

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