In 2000, Trees for the Holy Land was established to help re-green the Holy Land. Our goal is to reach all people who love Israel, who are spiritually connected to the Holy Land, and who wish to honor family and friends with the living gift of a tree.
We believe passionately that when you plant a tree in Israel, you are giving the most precious gift to your loved ones; a living tree connecting them to the Holy Land. You are partnering with us to accomplish transformative environmental action.
We strongly believe that the planting of a tree can connect us to God as the Creator. It reminds us that we are partners with God in the ongoing act of creation. As God planted the first trees, you can plant and nurture trees. As God has given each of us the ability to remember - the presence of a tree dedicated to memory serves as nourishment for us and for our children.
We operate our organization under these guiding principles:
Trees for the Holy Land is based in the United States. Your tree seedlings are planted in the land of Israel by the Jewish National Fund. Since 1901, JNF has planted over 250 million trees, created and built over 240 reservoirs and dams, developed over 250,000 acres of land, and established more than 2,000 parks. Explore JNF's vision for planting trees in Israel and developing the land.
SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPH, PRIOR PAGE: Israel, True Color Satellite Image: NASA LANDSAT 5 & 7 satellites.
North is at the top. The large central body of water is the Dead Sea, with Jerusalem visible to the left of its northern tip. The border with Jordan, the 1967 ceasefire line, runs along the Jordan River; the central line joining the inland bodies of water. To the west is the Gaza strip, bordering Egypt, and to the north is the border with Lebanon.
NOTE: THE "GREEN LINE", THE 1949 ARMISTICE BORDER, WAS SO NAMED BECAUSE GREEN INK WAS USED TO DRAW THE LINES ON THE MAP DURING THE ARMISTICE TALKS IN PROGRESS.
THAT MAP-DRAWN GREEN LINE IS NOW PHYSICALLY VISIBLE FROM SPACE BECAUSE OF EXTENSIVE TREE PLANTING. OVER 250 MILLION TREES HAVE BEEN PLANTED IN ISRAEL BY THE JEWISH NATIONAL FUND.