Saplings are already starting to take root in the Jerusalem hills ravaged by an August forest fire that took days to put out.
Officials worry that the dense forest of pine trees in the hills surrounding the Israeli capital could create a tinderbox for another massive blaze.
Should nature be allowed to run its course, or should Israel consider uprooting conifers to lower the risk of danger?
Amir Balaban from the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel discusses a shift in forestry’s understanding of wild fires and what causes them.
CELEBRATE TU B'SHVAT - ISRAEL'S NEW YEAR FOR TREES!
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“…I will ordain My blessing for you…” (Leviticus 25:4,21)