IN PICTURES: The fair Saturday weather was perfect for trips and hikes along Israel's blossoming national parks, where thousands planted trees in celebration of Tu B'Shevat, the 'New Year for Trees'; Israelis, including its first citizen, plant trees.
Ahiya Raved|Published: 11.02.17 , 18:24
Tens of thousands took advantage of the pleasant Saturday weather for hikes, treks and trips to parks and other nature reserves, celebrating Tu B'Shevat (The 'New Year for Trees') by planting trees and enjoying nature's beauty.
In Ofira Park in the city of Karmiel tree plantings were held. In the town of Ramat Yishai thousands participated in trips to the nearby Yehoshua village and other local festivities. Plantings were also held in Hurshat Tal National Park and in Ein Gev Kibbutz, among many other sites.
In the Jewish National Fund sites and in Haifa, plantings were held during the week, where President Reuven Rivlin and Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav planted dozens of trees in place of the ones that burned down last November. In the next few months close to 100,000 trees will be planted in Haifa.
The Nature and Parks Authority stated that a spike in tourists and hikers was noticed in the Yarkon National Park where visitors were invited to take place in plantings in celebration of Tu B'Shevat, and also in Beit Guvrin National Park where the NPA led hikes along beautiful blossoming trails.