Storms Downed Million Trees
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Storms Downed Million Trees

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More than 1 million trees were destroyed by the freak storm that buffeted Israel this winter with gale-force winds, blizzards and frigid temperatures.

Whole areas of forest must be cleared and replanted, especially in northern Israel and around Jerusalem, according to the Jewish National Fund which concluded a study of the damage last week.

The casualties include thousands of recently planted saplings that simply froze to death.

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