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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 Givat Yishayahu in central Israel. The trees are brought over from KKL-JNF’s Eshtaol nursery as year-old saplings, and are carefully tended 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 sum.
This prevents illegal felling of the trees on the one hand, and on the other, allows people 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 Monday, December 19th, from 8.30 until 16.00.
Those interested should contact Yossi Sherwani to arrange collection:
Tel: 02-9969224 (land line); or 050-7774114 (mobile). How to find us:
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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
Northern distribution of Christmas trees will take place from Monday, December 12th until Thursday, December 22nd, in the mornings, at the following address. Please coordinate your arrival ahead of time.
Nazareth: Adjacent to Nazareth Police Headquarters and KKL-JNF offices.
Contact Hisham Saleh to arrange collection:
Tel: 050-8235178 / 054-4640604 (mobile); or 04-6553542 (landline).
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