Plant a Tree to Seed Desert Research

By planting an olive tree at Wadi Mashash, BGU’s experimental farm, you are advancing agricultural research that benefits Israel and offers hope to millions of people living in the world’s drylands.

Planting a tree for research is a great way to show you care. You can choose the number of trees to plant in honor or in memory of someone, or to commemorate a milestone occasion.

You and the person being honored will be recognized with a beautifully designed certificate, shipped no more than a week from the date of your donation. And, your contribution is 100% tax-deductible.

Planting Opportunities

  • 1 tree: $180
  • 3 trees: $500 (save $40)
  • 10 trees: $1,600 (save $200)
  • 18 trees: $3,000 (save $240)
  • 36 trees: $5,000 (Save $1,480—great bar/bat mitzvah and wedding commemoration)

Payment in up to 10 monthly installments is available for all tree planting opportunities. Contributions less than $180 are also welcome and appreciated. Donate now »

Plant Olive Trees for Research Today

Plant one to nine olive trees and the person you are honoring will receive this certificate personalized with your message. This certificate depicts the first saplings planted in the new olive grove at Wadi Mashash. You will also receive a certificate of thanks for your support. Donate now »

Plant 10 to 35 trees in the new olive grove at Wadi Mashash and you and the person or organization you are honoring will receive this certificate bearing the image of an olive branch, a symbol of peace. The honoree’s certificate will be personalized with your message. Donate now »

Plant 36 or more trees at Wadi Mashash and you and the person or organization you are honoring will receive this certificate that features a mature olive grove in Israel’s Negev Desert. In addition, your name and the honoree’s name will be prominently displayed at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research on the Sede Boqer campus. Donate now »