Nature Reserves and Fires - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 05.12.10 | 10:02 (IST)

    Prior to 1948 the area has been used by locals for their livestock - the animals eat dry leaves which makes it more difficult for a fire to break out. The locals also planted different kind of trees, fruit trees, olives and so on, which are more resistant against fire than pine monocultures.

    from the article: Israel might have been able to prevent Carmel fire, reports show
    First published 01:50 05.12.10 | Last updated 01:50 05.12.10
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