Oaks are the largest and most prominent trees in the Israeli landscape. They play a key role in the botanical character of plant associations in northern Israel. The Mount Tabor oak is especially large and it is probably the species referred to by the prophet Amos: "Whose stature was like the cedar’s and who was stout as the oak, destroying his boughs above and his trunk below". (Amos 2:9) This oak species is deciduous and characteristically grows both in valleys and on hills.
Issue: December 2018
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