Alonei Abba Oak Forest
In the past Israel was covered with forests of mainly Oak, Acacia and Carob trees. A few historical events lead to cutting of much of these forests:
– When the land was conquered by Joshua thereby – creating open spaces for agricultural fields.
– During the construction of Solomon’s temple.
– For the glass industry (required wood for generating heat).
– Feeding the steam train system built during the Turkish occupation of the land, and than by the British steam train network.
One of the most beautiful forest remained in the country is the Alonim Forest near Tiv’on of the lower Galilee, photographed in this panorama with my good photographer friend Moses.