One of the signs posted by the Department of Site Preservation in Petah Tikva Municipality, which indicates buildings or places that are part of the city’s history.
The tree image was taken that day Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
: The border Eucalyptus
Near the year 1900, Turkish surveyors planted a row of eucalyptus trees.
West of this row was also planted an eucalyptus grove to mark a border between two plots.
During the 1920s, the Kfar Ganim association and Yehudia’s Arabs were negotiated to purchase the land they owned for the purpose of establishing the Kfar Ganim colony.
After three unsuccessful attempts, in 1926, Benjamin Yahalom was appointed to negotiate again. When completed, the area on which the village of Kfar Ganim was purchased.
The line of eucalyptus formed the boundary between it and the village of Petah Tikva.
This tree is a last vestige of this line.
Near the tree lived the David and Sarah Meller family raising animals in their yard, which became a social center for Kfar Ganim children who came to care for and feed them.
During the War of Independence, part of the tree was struck when an Egyptian plane dropped a bomb.
Part of the Meller family’s home was also destroyed in this attack.
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Tempo of a City, heart of a colony
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