He indicated that the seedlings are distributed according to two mechanisms. The first is free of charge, and it is dedicated to government projects according to a specific plan. The second is done through selling the seedlings to citizens at a price set by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform.

Shaqouf pointed out that the nursery, which covers an area of about 30 dunums, produces various forest plantings, including pine, cypress, eucalyptus, laurel and carob, pointing out that preparations are underway for next year’s plan to produce 125,000 forest seedlings.

Amal Farhat