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 Click for sign's details 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.