JERUSALEM (Jun. 16)
The Jewish National Fund, traditionally a tree-planting organization, expects to make IL 8,9 million this year–by thinning forests, rather than filling them. The dead wood will partly go to JNF saw mills, partly to pulp processing factories, and the remainder to agriculture for use as support posts, primarily in banana fields.
The 60,000 tons of thinned wood is the output of some 40,000 dunams of forest thinning. The thinning must be undertaken for the purpose of clearing old tree plots for new regeneration, in creased growth yield of remaining tress and the blazing of new forest roads built for purposes of getting the newly out wood from the forests.