Helping the desert bloom

For Tu Bishvat, the Adopt-an-Acacia program is planting hundreds of trees in the Arava

Photo by: Adi Rappaport Collection
The clusters of moshavim and kibbutzim that line Highway 90, from the Dead Sea to Eilat, are easy to miss; in this region of the central Arava the landscape stretches undisturbed to the horizon, save for maybe a tree or two.

That tree, the acacia, is at the center of a project aiming to minimize the damage of human development on the area and rehabilitate the ecology.

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