(photo credit: KKL)
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. 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 70 NIS.
KKL-JNF foresters grow Arizona cedars, which have been selected as the variety best suited to serve as attractive Christmas trees, in a special plot adjacent to the KKL-JNF offices in Givaat Yishayahu. The trees are brought in from KKL-JNF’s nursery as year-old saplings, and are carefully tended in their own plot for another two years until they grow to a height of around two meters.
In northern Israel, KKL-JNF foresters grow plots of Arizona cedars in a variety of forests. As Christmas approaches the foresters thin out the crowded woodland and sell the trees to the general public for a token fee. This prevents illegal felling of the trees on the one hand, and, on the other, allows those who require one to enjoy the festive presence of a Christmas tree. Distribution in Central Israel
In the central region, KKL-JNF foresters will distribute trees in the cedar grove adjacent to the KKL-JNF offices in Givat Yishayahu. Distribution will take place on the two following dates: On December 16th, 2010, from 8.30 until 15.30
, trees will be distributed to official bodies, diplomats, embassies and representatives of the foreign press. On December 22nd, 2010
, at the same hours as specified above, the general public will be able to purchase trees at the token cost of 70 NIS per tree.
Those interested should contact KKL-JNF ForesterYossi 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
Two sites in the north will be distributing Christmas trees: Nazareth and Wadi Tzalmon. Distribution will take place on Monday, December 13th, 2010, starting in the morning. In Nazareth:
Adjacent to Nazareth Police Headquarters and KKL-JNF offices:
Contact person: Hisham Saleh, Tel: 050-8235178 ; 04-6553542 ; 054-4640604In Wadi Tzalmon – Raas al-Ayn:
Contact person: Nicholas Atela, Tel: 057-5368644
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