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Afforestation in Israel: A Source of Social Goods and Services

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For more than 90 years, the Keren Kayemeth Leisrael (KKL) has undertaken afforestation activities in Israel. Tree planting has played a pivotal role in renewing Israel's battered Mediterranean landscape, enhancing not only the country's physical development but also its social development by providing employment, and recreational, educational, and commodity services. The future of Israel's forest resources is a subject of continuing debate in Israeli society, one mirroring a broader dialogue about the society's future and the land on which it lives.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Soil Conservation Specialist, Northern Region, Land Development Authority, Keren Kayemeth Leisrael, PO Box 45, Kiryat Haim 26103, Israel

Publication date: March 1, 2000

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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