It could only happen in 2008. During the year of Shmitta, which is every seven years, Jewish law dictates that we not work the land of Israel in any way.
The Jewish National Fund customarily organizes tree-planting activities that attract thousands of people in honor of Tu B’Shvat…but not during Shmitta.The JNF has figured out a breathtakingly timely way of dealing with the problem. Now you can visit the JNF website and plant a tree for Tu B’Shvat using their “Click and Plant” option.
The tree will be planted next year when planting is permitted again. Each tree costs 18NIS to plant.So if you’re of a mind to plant a tree this year–get clicking! Read more about the holiday here, from our resident Eco Rabbi; and click here to see a JNF marketing video.