For many years there was a "Plant a Tree in Israel" campaign going on in temples and Jewish organizations across the USA. It was the favorite charity for donations in someone else's name, etc. This is an original variant on the old joke of the tourist who goes to Israel expecting to see his name stenciled to a tree. A friend in Jerusalem was saddened by the fact that a beautiful tree in his garden was threatening the house, and needed to be chopped down. I asked him "When a tree in Israel is cut down, which US Jew gets his money back?"
(From the "Rest" of RHF)