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Any help identifying the mystery trees would be greatly appreciated.
Melia azedarach, Chinaberry, Persian Lilac, אזדרכת מצויה
According to the Ministry of the Environment web site, this tree was brought to Israel in the 16th Century, but I suspect it should have said "19th Century". The seeds are spread widely by fruit bats, thus speeding the spread of the trees throughout the country.
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