In recent years, the general public had grown increasingly aware of the importance of mature trees, historic trees and old gardens.

Setting standard or passing legislation that will help in the conservation of mature, significant and historic trees, as well as the orderly documentation of trees that require conservation and monitoring in gardens and parks, will contribute to enriching the information about these plants and protect them from real estate processes and developers.
A survey of mature trees conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture from 1990 to 2006 was designed to locate and identify old and rare trees growing in Israel in older gardens, isolated trees on streets, alongside residential building or homes slated for demolition, in fields, in faraway sites that are difficult to monitor and in additional locations.