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Sign: Ra’anana - The small forest (2)

Arlozorov St 65, Ra’anana, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל העיר רעננה

היער הקטן
עוד בטרם הוקמה המושבה (1922) היה האיזור נטוע בעצי אקליפטוס.

במשך כל חודשי החורף והאביב היה האיזור מכוסה בביצה וילדי המושבה וצעיריה היו נוהגים להשתעשע בהשטת "רפסודות" במי הביצה בין העצים.

בין 1923-1928 שימשו מי הביצה להשקיית שיחי הטבק, שגידלו באותן שנים במושבה.
מראשית שנות ה-30 הוחל בניקוז מי הביצה בתעלות פתוחות לעבר אפיק נחל פולג.

במהלך השנים התפתח האיזור. בתים נבנו סביב לחורשה והותקנה מערכת תיעול יעילה, שסייעה לייבוש הביצה.

היום מהווה החורשה פינת נוי יפהפיה בלב שכונת מגורים המשמשת מקום לשעשועי ילדים ופינת מרגוע למבוגרים.
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The forest picture was taken on the day the sign was taken Click for a larger image

Next to this sign is the same sign as another sign on the other side of the forest Click for a larger image
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Translation of the text on the sign:
Raanana city emblem

The small forest
Even before the colony was established (1922), the area was planted with eucalyptus trees.

Throughout the winter and spring months, the area was covered with marsh and the colony’s children and youngsters used to have fun rafting "rafts" in the marsh water among the trees.

From 1923 to 1928, the swamp water was used to irrigate tobacco shrubs, which were grown in those years in the colony.
From the early 1930s, the drainage of the marsh was started in open ditches towards the Poleg Creek.

Over the years, the area has evolved. Houses were built around the grove and an efficient drainage system was installed, which helped to drain the marsh water.

Today the grove is a beautiful ornamental corner in the heart of a residential neighborhood that serves as a place for children’s amusement and a relaxing area for adults.

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