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1, 000, 000 JNF Trees in Israel to Honor Commonwealth of Canada

February 14, 1967
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A forest of 1, 000, 000 trees will be planted in Israel to mark the Canadian centennial celebration this year, it was announced by the Jewish National Fund here. The Canadian Centennial Forest will be planted during the next three or four years in the Dvir area, about 25 miles southwest of Jerusalem.

One grove of 1, 000 trees, financed by an anonymous donor, will be named for Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. Ten other groves will be named for the 10 provincial Premiers. Official dedication of the Centennial Forest will take place in May.

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