The 15th of Shevat is the New Year for Trees, known as Tu b’Shevat.

Mark 8:24 And having looked up, he was saying, “I see the men, for I see them as trees walking.”

According to Biblical law, there is a seven year agricultural cycle, concluding with the Sabbatical year. 

We liken Shevat to a Rosh Hashanah for trees, we attach special significance to this holiday because “Man is [compared to] the tree of the field” (Deuteronomy 20:19). Through cultivating strong roots – faith and commitment to G‑d – we produce many fruits—Torah and Mitzvot.