Rejuvenating Burnt Forests

/// Posted December 7, 2017

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.