Eretz Israel was blessed with some 70 species of trees, most of which grow in the cooler and rainy Mediterranean region. Some of them, such as the oak species and the Aleppo (Jerusalem) pine make up the majority of Israel’s forests and groves. Most of these tree species are evergreens, thus the groves remain green year-round. The most common species are the Palestine oak (Quercus calliprinos) and the Jerusalem pine (which is mostly planted). Noteworthy among the deciduous species that lose their leaves in the autumn is the Mount Tabor oak (Quercus ithaburensis), which is the sturdiest of the oaks and has the most impressive treetop.
Issue: December 2018
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