Planting trees in Israel is such an important Biblical opportunity which brings blessing to those who help plant them, that Chief Sephardi Rabbi who served in 1948 when the state was established, Rabbi Ben Tzion Meir Hai Uziel, composed a special prayer based on Biblical texts to be said when planting or purchasing trees to be planted in the Land of Israel.
The prayer includes:
1 An appeal to God for the necessary rain and dew to enable the tree to prosper;
2. A request that the blessing cause the tree to root deeply in the land; and
3. To “strengthen the hands of our brothers who work the holy land,”
planting fruits, vegetables, and trees that beautify the land.
One should say this prayer when physically planting a tree, or after ordering online