KKL-JNF Forest Data – 2019-2020


Extent of Forested Areas Managed by KKL-JNF*
 
KKL-JNF Forested Area Types
May 2020
 

Site type / Species group

Area (hectares)

Percentage

Pine and mixed conifers

39,890

33.8%

Cypress

3,155

2.7%

Other conifers

152

0.1%

Mixed: conifers and broad-leaved

4,695

4.0%

Total: conifers

47,894

40.6%

Acclimatized broad-leaved**

15,926

13.5%

Native broad-leaved

5,986

5.1%

Plantations***

4,563

3.9%

Native woodland***

24,171

20.5%

Shrubs and miscellaneous plants

702

0.6%

Total broad-leaved

51,348

43.5%

Others****

6,123

5.2%

Total afforested area

105,365

89.2%

Roads & Firebreaks

3,810

3.2%

New sites being planted******

320

0.3%

Open areas******

8,562

7.3%

Total Forest Area

118,057

100%

*KKL-JNF manages additional areas according to detailed forest plans. However, the information and records are still not sufficiently organized to calculate their distribution.
**Plantation areas include mainly olive, carob and date palm groves.
****Includes sites in which shrublands (garrigue and batha) are more dominant than native woodlands. It is roughly estimated that these shrublands – only the ones mentioned here – can reach an area of about 11,800 hectares.
*****Including experimental plots and extremely sparse plots.
******The planted area noted here is still not final. The area relates only to new plantings, i.e. sites that were given over to KKL-JNF for planting for the first time.
*******Areas with little or no vegetation at all + areas in which the vegetation is mainly herbaceous.
 
KKL-JNF Forests by Regions and Districts
2019 Plantings
 

Region

District

New Plantings (ha)

Forest Renewal (ha)

Total Area (ha)

North

Upper Galilee - Golan Heights

0.5

45.5

46.1

Western Galilee - Mt. Carmel

0

38.2

38.2

Lower Galilee - Gilboa

1

97.8

98.7

Total

1.5

182

183

Center

Coastal Plain - Inner Plain

1.4

19.8

21.2

Mountains

31.7

0

31.7

Menashe-Sharon

0

0

0

Total

33.1

19.8

52.9

South

Northern Negev

0

66

66

Western Negev

114

113

226

Negev Highlands - Arava

206

2

208

Total

320

181

501

Grand Total

355

382

737

Source: Regional mapping and information and regional survey teams.
 
 
KKL-JNF Regional Forests and Natural Vegetation, Grouped by Age
May 2020
 
*Mainly mixed formations or very old plantations, for which there is no information regarding planting year.
**Does not include annual and perennial herbaceous vegetation, only shrubland (garrigue and batha) and native woodlands.