Why We’re Planting Fruit Trees in Palestine

At Trees4Life, it’s part of our mission to plant trees in countries across the world as part of a wider goal to tackle climate change and provide communities and wildlife with food and shelter.

 

One of our latest projects is to plant olive and almond trees in Palestine. Due to the unrest in Palestine, many farmers have seen their crops and orchards decimated and have been left without a reliable supply of food or a means of income.

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We’re hoping to change all that by supporting the growth of new trees across the region. Our work will help local farmers get back on their feet and provide them with a fair-trade income to support themselves and the local community.

 

Of course, there are also lots of health benefits to the foods that will grow on the trees. Olives are a great source of healthy fats and have been said to have cancer and heart disease-busting properties. Almonds are a good source of protein and are rich in vitamin E, which is known to be an anti-oxidant.

 

By giving farmers the opportunity to grow, harvest and sell these foods to the local community, it will help promote good health and well-being. This is particularly important in many of the poverty-stricken Palestine communities where good quality, fresh food can be hard to come by.

 

As well as Palestine, we are running Trees4Life projects in Bangladesh and Mexico. We believe planting trees has the power to help preserve the planet and we’d love your support. To plant an olive or almond tree in Palestine for just £10 per tree, click here.   You can read more about who we are what we do here.

 

NB. Planting takes place each year in January/February so we are aiming to raise as much funds as we can by December 2015 towards the next planting season in January 2016.

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