Updated: Mar 29, 2022
“When you lay seige to a city for a long time, fighting against it to capture it, do not destroy its trees by putting an ax to them, because you can eat their fruit. Do not cut them down.” (Deuteronomy 20:19)
Trees are just too valuable and take too long to mature to cut down when waging war. Wars will end, but the trees continue to support life.