The tree was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image
In the following photo taken several months earlier by Eli Zvuluny, you can see the tree from a wider angle Click for a larger image
The QR code that is on the ground next to the sign, and which like it is in other places at the Ayalon Institute, is aimed at tasks for students visiting the place. This sign refers to the task Task number 5 at the Ayalon Institute Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Emblem of the city of Rehovot
Division of Gardens and Environmental Design
The base of the tree is cut from the Vachellia nilotica branch. The Egyptian acacia (in English) originates from Africa, and many trees are planted on the banks of the Nile in Egypt.
The Egyptian acacia is of national importance.
Its trunk was used to build the tabernacle and its tools, its branches were used to build the ark of Moses and to build the ark of Noah, to make the pillars of the court and for the ark of the covenant that was stored in the days of Josiah.
The tree in the city of Rehovot is the last remnant of the extinct tree population in the country, and is the northernmost. In the New World it is common in tropical regions of Africa and Asia. Height between 25 meters - 4 meters.
All the sites where the Egyptian acacia was found are indicated at the site of the Great Rift Valley and the unique area where Sudanese plant elements are found.
The extinction of the Nile method can be substantiated by proof of early progress [probably should be: proof of its early existence] in nature.
In a complicated operation, the tree was transferred to the Ayalon Museum by the staff of the Department of Gardens and Environmental Design, in February 2000, due to the expansion of a railway in the north of the city.