10,000 trees for Nablus
Young Palestinian planting a FONSA olive tree
See more photos of our tree plantings
On 24th November 2014 we planted 50 olive trees in Yatma village. Added to all the previous ones, this means we have now planted over half our target of 10,000 trees for Nablus.
And the planting continues - on 4th January 2015 we planted 150 trees in Burin village taking the total number of trees funded by FONSA donors to 5,188.
Farmers overwhelmingly prefer olive to fruit trees so we will now only seek donations for olives. (Fruit trees will be removed from the website asap.)
The people of villages around Nablus stand to lose their lands if they are not farmed. FONSA is part of a project which is planting 10,000 trees in villages around Nablus in the Palestinian West Bank
The trees are planted in vulnerable areas where they are much needed by the villagers who warmly appreciate this help. Many of their existing trees and crops have been wilfully destroyed. Land is being taken for settlements roads, separation barrier and military zones. Olive and fruit trees are the traditional livelihood of this area.
Many families rely heavily on the harvest of olives and fruit but lack the money to increase their yield. Planting your new trees will provide them with a long-term livelihood and demonstrate support for their futures.
To buy the trees and plant them costs:
£4 for each Olive Tree.
You can help by donating olive trees.
- Either fill in this form and send it to us with a cheque
Please use the message box to tell us your donation is for trees and which type (olive and/or fruit).
Any questions please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trees as a gift
Fruit tree gift certificate
Olive tree gift certificate
You can donate a gift of trees for a friend or relative. We send you an attractive gift certificate (£1 each) which you can give them. It explains the project and why it is important for Palestine. Details are on our Gifts page.
Progress so far
Thanks to so many generous donations we have completed a first planting in all of our initial target villages and have included others (shown on the map in blue). These are: Yanoun, Khirbet Tana, Khirbet Twayel, Burin, Qusin, Deir Sharaf, Smeet, Deir El Hatab, Azmout, Burqa, Assira Al Qbliya and Madama.
|Olive Trees|| ||4,778||planted|
|Fruit Trees|| ||410||planted|
We have now planted in a second batch of villages (shown on the map in green):
Iraq Burin, Awarta, Urif, Yatma.
And we will plant in these villages during the next planting season as donations come in: Dahya, As Sawiya, and Al Lubban.
The blue circles
show villages where FONSA has already planted trees.
The green circles show villages where trees are planned.
For a good understanding of the impact of settlements on this area, a highly informative map is produced by the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs. It shows the location of settlements and their size. You can then see how they encompass large areas of Palestinian land within the occupied Palestinian territories.