Residents of Forested Israeli Town Fight Plan to Cut Down Trees

The tree-cutting project, intended to protect the Tivon community from forest fires, is set to begin Sunday; residents say the oak groves, besides being the town's hallmark, also protect them from pollution coming from Haifa Bay.

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Residents of Tivon, located in the forested hills southwest of Haifa, are fighting a plan to cut down trees near their community. The tree-cutting project, intended to protect the community from forest fires,...