Rejuvenating Burnt Forests
In Israel, forest fires happen as a result of the wildfires, arson and also missiles from neighbouring regions. These affect the local vegetation and the forest’s wildlife. A forest can take thirty years to regenerate. The KKL-JNF rehabilitates burnt forests by removing the dead trees, encouraging natural regeneration, monitoring the progress of the new sprouts, as well as growing alternative species that are more resilient to wildfires. Amongst its preventative measures the KKL-JNF educates Israeli youth about forests, encourages community activities in the forests, and installs firebreaks and water points.