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All the Trees of the ForestIsrael's Woodlands from the Bible to the Present$
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Alon Tal

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780300189506

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300189506.001.0001

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Sustainable Forestry

Sustainable Forestry

(p.93) 5 Sustainable Forestry
All the Trees of the Forest

Alon Tal

Yale University Press

In 1981 Haim Zaban became head of JNF's Land Development Authority, overseeing forestry, and made a surprising discovery that changed forestry in Israel forever. He worked out that the cost of cutting and clearing a tree was more than the economic value of the timber. Dryland forestry provided a broad range of benefits. But in a land of limited rainfall and poor soils, a profitable timber industry was not one of them. New policies and practices coalesced in every realm of forestry: matching tree species with soil type; diversifying plantings; reducing stand density; encouraging natural regeneration; preventing fires; and increasing handicapped accessibility and integrated pest management.

Keywords:   Haim Zaban, JNF, forestery, dryland forestry, tree species, stand density, pest management

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