Rebuilding, replanting

ByAVIVA LOEB
July 3, 2014 13:58

It is too early for KKL-JNF to start planning how to regenerate the Jerusalem Forest after last fire. Now focus is on prevention.




Jerusalem Forest

It is too early for KKL-JNF to start planning how to regenerate the Jerusalem Forest after last week’s fire. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Last week, a massive fire tore through the Jerusalem Forest, with residents forced to evacuate more than 200 homes in the normally pastoral Ein Kerem and Kiryat Hayovel neighborhoods.

Yad Vashem was also evacuated, and five homes were destroyed. Some 38 acres of the 500-acre forest was destroyed.

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