Help Replace Trees Lost in December 2013 Blizzard

 
$1,175
$3,825
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Nov 26, 2014

The winter rains have begun

Looking forward to a greener future
Looking forward to a greener future

Thanks to wonderful supporters like you, the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem has now raised $850 USD towards replacing the many trees lost in the December 2013 blizzard.

As all the gardeners out there will know, we were unable to plant any new trees during the summer months as conditions are too dry for transplanted trees to survive. Throughout the Fall, we planted single trees here and there where we were confident of their chances of survival. The winter rains have now begun and we are hoping for optimal conditions in which to plant our next round of trees in the Spring. We are also hoping that the unusual weather conditions that led to last year's blizzard will not repeat themselves this year (we are told that this is unlikely as the ferocity of that storm was very unusual for Jerusalem).

We are in need of further funding to purchase more new trees - especially mature trees - because the damage to the Zoo’s vegetation was serious and recovery will take many years unless we can minimize the loss of shade and other benefits that were lost along with the many mature trees that fell in last year's blizzard.

Thanks to your ongoing generosity and support, we are making progress.

With thanks and warm regards,

The Biblical Zoo Team

The dry Fall season is behind us
The dry Fall season is behind us
Winter rains arrive in Jerusalem
Winter rains arrive in Jerusalem
Sep 9, 2014

A Challenging Summer

The Zoo needs more new trees
The Zoo needs more new trees

Thanks to wonderful supporters like you, the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem has now raised over $800 USD towards replacing the many trees lost in the December blizzard.

As many of you know, because of the conflict with Gaza, Israel experienced a very challenging summer and the Zoo was no exception. Regardless of the conflict, we were unable to plant any new trees during the summer months as conditions are too dry for transplanted trees to survive. However, we are planning to plant more trees as soon as weather conditions allow in the fall.

The good news is that the mature trees that were transplanted in the late Spring have all survived and we look forward to seeing them continue to flourish.

We are in need of further funding to purchase more new trees because the damage to the Zoo’s vegetation was serious and recovery will take many years unless we can minimize the loss. Thanks to all of you, we are getting there!

Thank you for your ongoing generosity and support.

Warm Regards,

The Biblical Zoo Team

Help us plant our way back from destruction
Help us plant our way back from destruction

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Jun 16, 2014

Planting our way to summer

New olive trees near the Noah
New olive trees near the Noah's Ark Visitor Center

Thank You!

Thanks to wonderful supporters like you, the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem has raised almost $700 USD towards replacing the many trees lost in the December blizzard.

In recent months, we were able to source another 40 mature trees (mostly olive) from a public space in Jerusalem that was being cleared for development. These trees have found a new home at the Biblical Zoo – some near the Asian Elephant exhibit, some near the Living with the Wolves exhibit, and some near the Noah’s Ark Visitor Center. They are very much needed to replace the shade-providing mature trees that were lost during the blizzard.

The damage to the Zoo’s vegetation was serious and recovery will take many years unless we can purchase more mature trees to replace all of those that were lost. But, thanks to all of you, we are getting there!

Thanks so much for your generosity and support in our time of need. And if you are in the area, come and enjoy all the special summer activities at the Zoo with us!

Warm Regards,

The Biblical Zoo Team

New olive trees near the Arabian Wolves exhibit
New olive trees near the Arabian Wolves exhibit
New olive trees near the Noah
New olive trees near the Noah's Ark Visitor Center
Newspaper article about effects of the blizzard
Newspaper article about effects of the blizzard
Mar 20, 2014

Planting our way to Spring

Planting a Tree on Arbor Day
Planting a Tree on Arbor Day

Thank You!

Thanks to wonderful supporters like you, the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem has raised $600 USD towards replacing the many trees lost in the December blizzard.

The cleanup operation after the blizzard was time-consuming and costly, but we managed it thanks to our dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

And here's some more good news:

With the money received from our GlobalGiving supporters, and the mobilization of our awesome local community who all came together to help us on Israel’s national arbor day (Tu B’Shvat in Hebrew), over 500 saplings have been planted.

In addition, we gained 40 mature multi-stemmed oak trees by saving them from destruction when they were being uprooted for a property development at Tzur Hadassah near Jerusalem.

Keep your eye on the prize –

The damage to the Zoo’s vegetation was serious and recovery will take many years unless we can purchase more mature trees to replace all of those that were lost.

But, thanks to all of you, we are getting there! Thanks so much for your generosity and support in our time of need. Spring colors are blooming all over the Zoo at the moment - come and enjoy them with us!

Warm Regards,

The Biblical Zoo Team

It
It's Never too Soon to Plant a Tree
Greening the Zoo
Greening the Zoo
New Tree, New Hope
New Tree, New Hope
Saplings Ready for Planting
Saplings Ready for Planting
A Great Family Activity
A Great Family Activity
Connecting with Nature
Connecting with Nature
Groundskeeping Staff Lead the Tree Planting Effort
Groundskeeping Staff Lead the Tree Planting Effort
The Whole Community Joins the Tree Planting Effort
The Whole Community Joins the Tree Planting Effort
Cleanup after the Blizzard
Cleanup after the Blizzard
Volunteers assist Staff with Cleanup
Volunteers assist Staff with Cleanup
Blizzard Cleanup Operation
Blizzard Cleanup Operation
Newspaper Article on the Effects of the Blizzard
Newspaper Article on the Effects of the Blizzard

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